What Do Grant Recipient Projects Look Like?
Extended Learning Opportunities
Grant from: Nellie Mae Education Foundation
School: Pittsfield Middle-High School, Pittsfield NH
This project is enabled students to pursue extended learning opportunities for subjects that interest them, while completing their core competencies. Learn more.
Supplies for a Visual Arts Teacher
Grant from: Adopt a Classroom
School: Patrick Henry High School, Minnepolis MN
This project enabled teacher Jaclyn Cairncross to supply materials to her visual arts class. She also helped explain how important art is to students, and the issue that a lack of funds for materials presents. Learn more.
Grant from: Chris Nelson Memorial Grant Program
School: Interlakes Middle/Senior High School, Meredith NH
This school has a goal of designing and creating mobile makerspace carts. Already, the project has taken action with its middle school students, even designing solar-powered cars! Learn more.
Augmented Reality Sandbox
Grant from: McCarthey-Dressman Education Foundation Academic Enrichment Grants
School: Athens Area High School, Athens PA
Educator Ron Fritz was awarded this enrichment grant to create an augmented reality ‘sandbox’. Learn more.
ESSER stands for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief. This government funding, signed into law on March 2020, is intended to help schools with recovering from the impact of COVID-19.
This funding is available to local education agencies (LEAs), and can be used in a number of ways. This article offers a helpful breakdown of ways to use relief funding. Read this FAQ to learn more about how to apply for and access these funds.
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation provides grants to support those working hard in education to promote student-centered learning, specifically in high schools.
The Barr Foundation grants to school in New England seeking ways to “rethink secondary education and build a variety of new school models.” Their goal is to helps students learn skills that will make them successful in their community and post-secondary life, be it in college or a career.
The Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel, EFKA, is a regional grant program that provides funding for schools who want to implement enrichment programs and improve staff professional development. Application is open to any student, teacher, department, district, ect.
DonorsChoose.org, like Adopt a Classroom, allows donor to search for classrooms in need, in their locality or otherwise. Teachers can sign up and post their project, and receive funds for their specific projects.
The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them.