Teachers of PreK – 12 in Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster Counties (Parochial, Private/Independent, and Public Schools)
3 Foundation Grants Categories
Fund for Excellence in Education Grants: Funding opportunities for classroom teachers that fulfill one or both of these criteria:
Support for classroom projects and initiatives which will improve learning opportunities for students. **Grant funding not to be used for field trips or after-school activities.**
Support for the personal and professional enhancement of teachers (not to fulfill Masters program or certification requirements).
Writing Grant(s): A grant will be awarded to K-12 teachers for either professional development in the field of teaching writing or for a specific program designed to enhance the writing abilities of students.
Verizon STEM Grant(s): Grants will be awarded for STEM related projects, activities and equipment.
Grants Available to Public Schools Only:
Marionette/Puppet Grant(s): A grant will be awarded to a public school teacher for projects which incorporate student and/or teacher-made marionettes and puppets in the curricula. Preference will be given to multi-cultural or multi-disciplinary projects.
Dutchess County – Dennis Markle Memorial Community Service Grant(s): Community Service Grants will be awarded to Dutchess County public school teachers for projects involving their students in community service. These community service awards are made from the Dennis Markle Memorial Community Fund which was started by the Dutchess County United Teacher’s Council. Examples of the type of projects which would be considered for these grants are: projects involving senior citizens, hospice, day care, disadvantaged populations, community beautification projects, etc.
Awards: Grants made through this program will not exceed $2,500.
Applications: Online grant application. Click here to access the Grants Portal.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted by March 15th. Awards will be announced in May.
ELIGIBILITY – All public,
private, and parochial secondary teachers (Grades 7-12) in all New York State licensed and
certified schools in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES – Online grant application. Click here to access the Grants Portal.
Applications available online January 1st
Applications must be submitted by March 15th
EVALUATION AND SELECTION PROCESS – All applications will be reviewed
by the Healthquest Taconic IPA Committee of the Community Foundations.
Funding priority will be given to requests that are well-written, for equipment
that is durable and will serve a large number of students. Requests that
include information relative to how the lessons using the equipment will
positievely impact students, spur their interest in science related careers and
provide a strong educational foundation for college level curriculum will
receive special considertaion. Requests that note equipment sharing accross
schools within the same district are also encouraged.
AWARD AMOUNTS – Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $500
COOPERATIVE VENTURES – Applications/requests in excess of the
$1,000 limit will be considered for cooperative ventures across different
fields/disciplines that affect a large number of students.
NOTIFICATION – Applicants will be notified in May.
FINAL REPORT – An online report accounting for expenditure of grant
funds must be submitted to the Community Foundations no later than June 30th of
the year following the award. This report should also include information
on how the equipment purchased enhanced learning opportunities in the classroom
laboratory. Unused funds must be returned to the Foundation.
OWNERSHIP OF EQUIPMENT – Equipment purchased with grant
funds is deemed to be the property of the school.
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