Purpose and Activities
The foundation’s mission is to serve as a catalyst in maximizing the skills and creativity of educators at the K-12 levels and in cultivating pioneering approaches to teaching that result in dynamic student learning. The foundation sponsors proposals that enhance student learning and educational quality, paying particular attention to those that best serve the at-risk and under-funded.
The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:
Academic Enrichment Grants
Grants awarded to educators to create enrichment programs that serve the intellectual, artistic, and creative abilities of children from low-income households. Grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met. Applicants must be employed by schools or nonprofit organizations, have direct and regular contact with students in grades Pre-k to 12, work with students from low-income households, and are willing to work in collaboration with the foundation.
Grants to Individuals Program
Grants to educators and licensed teachers employed by schools and nonprofit organizations for the creation of new curriculum.
Student Teaching Scholarships/Mentoring
Student teaching scholarships offer support to educators who will be student teaching in their final year of a qualified teacher education program. The foundation offers one-year scholarships in the amount of $6,000 each to college students enrolled in teacher education programs at New Mexico State University; The University of California, Santa Cruz; The University of Texas at Austin; and West Virginia University.
Teacher Development Grants
Grants are awarded to individuals or small teams of teachers for the formation and implementation of groundbreaking K-12 classroom instruction. Grants are in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met. Applicants must be licensed K-12 teachers employed in public or private schools, have the background and experience to complete the project successfully and willing to work in collaboration with the foundation.
See foundation web site
Application form required.
Deadline(s): Application deadlines available on foundation web site