Types of Grants:
The foundation offers grants for Literacy, Music and Arts, College Prep, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and STEAM (STEM plus Arts).
How teachers apply
Each September, teachers submit a one-page grant application form that demonstrates how the funds would be used to encourage learning in the classroom. Foundation board members and community members help select the winning grants in early October. The grants are awarded in late October at a special gathering honoring the teachers.
Great grant proposals go unfunded
In 2016, the foundation received 144 grant applications but was able to fund only 92 — about 63 percent. There were many great applications that simply went unfunded.