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Do you have an idea but need funding to make your dream project a reality?
Teacher Mini-Grants provide funds to teachers to develop and implement instructional projects that motivate and challenge students to learn. Proposals should be unique classroom projects that enliven and enrich the curriculum. Many past grants have included interdisciplinary, active-learning lessons. Others have reinforced learning through simulations or applied school work to real-life situations.
Teacher Mini-Grants range from $300 to $1,000.
In addition, several grants will be funded in each of the following categories:
To learn more about applying for specifically funded grants, click on the Special Categories for Funding button from the menu on the right.
Do you want to support a classroom project?
For 25 years, the Teacher Mini-Grants program has allowed business and civic organizations to invest directly into the classroom. These grants have turned more than a thousand classrooms into real life learning experiences for hundreds of thousands of students.
Listed below are samples of past years' projects funded through the Teacher Mini-Grants program. To read about all of the Teacher Mini-Grants projects funded for the 2009-2010 school year and previous years, click on the Awards Booklet links to the right.
Got MILK? -Math Inspired Literacy for Kids
Through storytelling, puppets and manipulatives, students retell literary classics adding their own math story problems using the main characters.
Our Neighborhood is Special
Elementary students master map and compass skills as they produce a geography book of their neighborhood with photos of physical features and written descriptions. Interviews of long-time residents are incorporated to reveal how geography of the area impacted their lives.
Toys for Techies
In this service learning project, engineering students design and create puzzles out of balsa wood which are given to a local shelter.
Price is Right
Incorporating math and social studies, students use primary sources to compare prices of the past to today. Included is an in-depth study by decade of how people lived in the American past.
Please read more about the projects that have inspired all our children to higher learning and about how you can participate, by clicking on the links in the "Related Information" section to the right.
For more information, please contact:
Lorna Valle, Program Manager
The Education Fund
305-892-5099 ext. 18