The Grant Committee researches and submits grants on behalf of Stargate. The group also assists Stargate staff and students in preparation of grant proposals to fund special projects and initiatives. Contact this group:

About the Group

The Grant Committee works to take advantage of a wide variety of grants available from public and private sources.

The committee:

  • Meets regularly to discuss grant opportunities and review requests for support from teachers, staff and students.

  • Seeks grant opportunities that align with Stargate's focused mission and that can be used to help realize the project visions generated by our endlessly creative students and staff.

  • Works with internal / external experts to create compelling cases to be used in grant applications.

  • Prepares and submits grants; also assists in the submission of grants by staff or students.

  • Includes both parents/guardians and Stargate staff.

Successful Grant Applications

A few of the grants awarded to Stargate include:

  • Nature Trail & Amenities - $137,500 Adams County Open Space grant to create a Nature Trail on the east side of the Stargate campus along with amenities including bike racks, benches, exercise equipment, fruit trees and more.

  • Community Garden - $5,000 from the Safeway Foundation, $3,000 from the Whole Kids Foundation and $3,000 from Annie’s Grants for Gardens to continue work on creation of a Stargate Community Garden.

  • Math Musical - $1,000 grant from the Toshiba America Foundation to fund "Hypatia & the I'mPossible Equation" an original musical with music, lyrics and book by Stargate music teacher, Rod Osburn. Written almost completely in verse and performed by 5th graders, the production tells the story of a girl overcoming math anxiety in geometry and algebra.

  • Recording Studio - $3,610 CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant to help fund recording equipment for the elementary music program.

  • Laser Cutter - $5,000 CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant to help fund a Laser Cutter for the Adroit program.

Want to Help?

  • Volunteers - The Grant Committee needs volunteers to help find and apply for grants, including those with skills in research, writing, editing and persuasive communication. The group welcomes new volunteers at any time, with or without grant experience. The Grant Committee meets regularly, but attendance is not required. Most work can be done from home, at whatever time works for you. All committee meetings are open to the public. Contact for meeting times and to learn more.

  • Employer Grant Programs - If you work for a company that offers grant opportunities, Stargate would love to hear about them. Please email

More Information

  • If you'd like more information about volunteering or have ideas about grant opportunities, please email