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/tool that is currently not available in District 181 and will be pilot for other educators to learn from.

AND/OR

  • It provides a resource that will be available and immediately used in multiple schools throughout the District.


 ​Maximum Award: 

  • $5000 for grants that impact multiple schools and support the current year strategic goals
  • $2500 for grants that are pilots for one school and support the current year strategic goals
  • $2000 for grants that impact multiple schools, but do not support current year strategic goals
  • $1000 for grant that are pilots at one school, but do not support current year strategic goals


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.The link to the online application will be forwarded once the Letter of Inquiry has been approved.
4. Email the completed application to teachergrants@d181foundation.org

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


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