teacher grants

Teacher Creativity Grants help District 181 educators put their great ideas into action. They  encourage innovation and creativity in the classroom and provide individual teachers the opportunity to try out new ideas without risking tax dollars.

All Educators in District 181 are eligible to apply for a Teacher Creativity Grant     


Characteristics of a Successful Grant:

  • It funds an educational opportunity that is currently not available in District 181.
  • It could be used as a seed, model, or pilot for other educators or it provides a resource that could immediately be available and used throughout the District.
  • It supports the strategic goals of District 181.
  • It enhances the curriculum.
  • It can be implemented within the current District facilities and technology infrastructure.


Maximum Award:  $5000


Application Deadline: 

Grant proposals are accepted throughout the year. 

Application Instructions:

1. Tell us about your idea, by submitting a short note using the Letter of Inquiry Form. 

2. A Foundation representative will confer with you and provide advice for filling out the application.

3. Download the Application once the Letter of Inquiry has been approved.
4. Email the completed application to teachergrants@d181foundation.org

For more information, download the complete Teacher Creativity Grant Guidelines  or send an email to teachergrants@d181foundation.org.

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