PTSA Mini Grants

PTSA Funded Mini-Grant Program


In an effort to assist teachers and staff with needed resources to benefit our students, C.K. McClatchy PTSA established the Mini-Grant Program. The PTSA has funded over $10,000 in Mini-Grants during the last few years.

Projects addressing the under served needs of the students and are not covered by other school funding sources ​have the highest priority for funding. Use of Grants has been used for a wide variety of items such as: enrichment activities, field trips, classroom equipment/supplies, software, and improvements to teaching and learning spaces.

On an annual basis and/or as PTSA funds allow, the PTSA Board accepts and reviews applications received from teachers and staff for mini-grants. The Board awards the mini-grant(s) based on established criteria. All teachers and staff who are PTSA members are eligible.

If you would like to support CKM staff in providing new or improved programs for our students, please consider becoming a PTSA member today.

2020-2021 Mini Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

The CKM PTSA is accepting 2020 applications for mini-grants from CKM teachers and staff to establish new or strengthen existing projects and programs that benefit CKM students. Projects that strengthen academic offerings or enhance electives, address under served needs and/or are not covered by other school funding sources will have the highest priority for funding.

Eligible Applicants

CKM teachers and staff who are CKM PTSA members are eligible to apply. (Not a member? Become a PTSA member now.)

How to Apply

Apply using the Online CKM Mini-Grant form. The deadline to submit your mini-grant application for spring is To Be Announced.

Fall 2020-2021 Award Winners

  • Derek Ho, Chair, Science Dept. adapters for microscope-to-WiFi-enabled devices to use during distance learning
  • Aaron Dankman, math. subscriptions to on-line resources for students
  • Cheng Saechao, math. specialty paper for origami projects
  • Anita Caulk, PE. equipment/supplies for Mane Event Dance Team and Club
  • Debate Club. subsidies for student fees for competitions

2019-2020 Award Winners

  • Tim Douglas, History. Sacramento History post-1950 history novels
  • Kelda Barker, English. Divergent series of novels by Veronica Roth
  • Mollie Morrison, VAPA. IPads for scripts and stage management
  • Ema Gluckmann, Julie Watkins, Science. Electronic balances for Chemistry Lab

These projects aim to expand the quality of academic and extra-curricular programs for years to come. CKM teachers who received the grants have already begun purchasing their equipment and new supplies, and will be implementing their projects in the 2020-2021 school year.

For more information contact Gwynnae Byrd (