The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop classroom and extracurricular 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.
Eligible individuals should consider applying if:
• They have a unique idea for a project that will supplement regular classroom curriculum or an after-school activity.
• Their students have ideas for enrichment activities or a need for strengthening their academic experiences.
• They have facilities, expertise, and community endorsement, but need additional resources for materials, time, and transportation.
The Academic Enrichment Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic, and creative abilities of children from low-income households. Eligible applicants are employed by schools or nonprofit organizations, have direct and regular contact with low-income students in prekindergarten through grade 12, have the background and experience to complete the project successfully, and are willing to work in collaboration with the foundation. Applications must be submitted online.
Eligibility: Public, Private, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations), Charter
Award: Grants up to $10,000 are awarded.
Deadline: Online applications are accepted January 15 through April 15, annually.
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