Find It & Fund It is an interactive online portal for the Alachua County Public Schools, which allows teachers to post projects for funding up to $1,500 and provides an opportunity for members of the community to support local teachers.
To post new projects, teachers and staff can apply by visiting www.finditfunditflorida.com/alachua. You can register/log-in at the top right of the website and begin to write your project proposal. Once the project has been submitted, the principal or designated authority at your school will approve the project, and then final approval will be given through The Education Foundation. When final approval is given, the project will be live on the Find It & Fund It website, and will be available to be funded by members of the community.
Find It & Fund It will be most successful if we all work together to promote the program. Teachers and administrators can share projects on Facebook and other various social media sites, as well as send e-mails to friends, PTA’s, and other business partners in order to spread the word about Find It & Fund It. The Education Foundation will also be reaching out to the community and various businesses to ask for their support. Take a look at our Suggestions for Sharing Find It & Fund It handout for ideas on how to promote your project and this program.
A Few Things to Note:
o Any technology requests will be vetted through the technology department for the Alachua County Public Schools
o If requesting a tablet or iPad of any kind: You must request a regular size 64 GB iPad with Apple Care and a case
o Requests for additional Apps for iPads and other technology will not be allowed
o If requesting a document camera: You must request a Lumens DC192
The Education Foundation has partnered with the Gainesville Fine Arts Association to fund projects with a focus on visual arts. After a teacher submits an arts project on the Find it & Fund it website, the project will first be sent to the GFAA before it goes live to the public. If the GFAA is interested in the project it will provide 50% of its funding! During the match challenge, if your arts project receives 50% of its funding from the GFAA the Foundation will provide the other half to fully fund your project!