Public School Funding Program

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The goal of the ONE Gas Foundation Public School Funding program is to enhance the classroom experience in middle and high schools (grades 5-12) to promote workforce development in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas from June 1 - November 30, 2021.

Giving Priorities

  • Classroom enrichment projects and instructional technology
  • Durable curriculum-based teaching materials and equipment
  • Projects reaching the greatest number of students

Process

The ONE Gas Foundation supports secondary education (grades 5-12) by partnering with DonorsChoose.org to support their teacher-driven funding platform. DonorsChoose.org is an independent 501(c)(3) organization operating a nationwide website spotlighting instructional needs in public school classrooms.

Through this partnership, ONE Gas and its operating companies—Kansas Gas Service, Oklahoma Natural Gas and Texas Gas Service—review the applications submitted by teachers and award funds for those we believe represent maximum classroom enrichment. This competitive review process of STEAM proposals submitted by teachers involves internal evaluation of grant requests based on impact, innovation, socio-economic need, and estimated duration of use.

If your request meets our criteria, apply at: www.donorschoose.com. For more information on how to use the Donors Choose platform, click here and here.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Grants will be given to eligible public school districts located within the ONE Gas Service territory.
  • Grants are awarded in allotments of $100- $2500, per teacher, for classroom-based STEAM related projects.
  • Grants will not exceed $2500 unless an exception is granted by the public-school funding program coordinator for ONE Gas.

Questions may be emailed to Community Relations, through the following team members:

Kansas – Kara Titus kara.titus@onegas.com

Oklahoma – Lynda Mobley lynda.mobley@onegas.com

Texas – Naomi Perales naomi.perales@onegas.com