The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is an independent organization that supports, challenges, and invests in a successful future for all Los Alamos public school students. Since its inception in 2005, the LAPS Foundation has donated more than $1 million to fund opportunities and materials for students, provide professional development for district educators, defray operating expenses, and assist with capital improvements to enrich learning environments in the Los Alamos public schools.

The LAPS Foundation raises money through generous contributions from individuals and organizations who share the Foundation’s core values that excellent public education is every child’s right, and that excellent public education systems depend on: a well-informed and supportive community, caring and competent educators, a supportive and responsive school environment, and sufficient financing to achieve educational goals.



2018 – 2019 School Year

NEW for the 2018-19 school year! The LAPS Foundation will make 10 mini grants (up to $100 each) available each semester. Certified Los Alamos Public Schools teachers may apply. Each individual may only receive one mini grant per school year. Priority will be given to requests that fit within the LAPS Foundation’s strategic plan (attached). There is no deadline to apply, but once the 10 have been allotted for the semester, no more will be available until the next semester.
Please submit the application form online at