Project Impact

Impact Grant Fund Application

Please support Project Impact by considering a tax-deductible gift!

PTA Thrift Shop launched this program to increase the benefits we provide for students. We have committed 5% of net profits to Project Impact. We ask for your help to increase the size of this fund and its impact.

PTA Thrift Shop has helped support unfunded and under-funded school needs for over six (6) decades! Project Impact is an expansion of the work we are already doing on an annual basis.

How it Works

In March of each year, schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district are invited to submit their most compelling projects that are innovative and collaborative for Project Impact funding in a competitive process. The winning projects demonstrate high impact and measurable results. Finalists are selected in the spring. Funds are dispersed at the beginning of the new school year in October. Funding priorities are: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math); Arts; Classroom supplies; Under-resourced students.

How to Apply

We invite you to join us in funding this amazing opportunity for our schools! Your gift to Project Impact enables more students to fulfill their potential and have a rewarding educational experience. Apply here - Our open dates for the application are March 1 - March 31, 2018 for school year 2018-2019. We will inform applicants on whether or not they were selected for funding by May 31, 2018 and disperse funds by October 1, 2018.

Thank you! Gifts are tax-deductible. Please make checks payable to PTA Thrift Shop / Project Impact and mail to P.O. Box 356, Carrboro, NC 27510. PTA Thrift Shop is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization.

Project Impact YTD

2018 Total Awarded

Mary Scroggs Elementary School: $3,955.00 Project: Continued offering of afterschool enrichment program with innovative, hands-on activities for under-resourced students in third, fourth, and fifth grades as well as their peers.  These enrichment programs will continue to be free-of-charge for all students and will include free-of-charge bus transportation, which will allow…

2017 Total Awarded

Carrboro Elementary School: $2,000.00. Project: MakerSpace Sandbox Program – This program is for an augmented reality sandbox that allows students to explore 3D visualization to learn about various landforms and earth science topics.

2016 Total Awarded

FPG Elementary School: $4,500.00. Project: Computers for All Program – FPG estimates that there are approx. 80 families/children in need of computers and internet access to complete homework. Only 10 of those students have been provided with these resources. FPG has secured a donor who is willing to fund 2…

2015 Total Awarded

McDougle Middle School: $1,840.00 – McDougle Middle School is the only middle school in the CHCCS district that does not have access to an onsite auditorium for theater performances., so the Project Impact grant awarded them funds to purchase a sound system for the theater classroom in their school.