Educator Grants

About EVSC Foundation's Grant Opportunities

The EVSC Foundation and Public Education Foundation have offered educator grants for many years. Now that we are one organization, we have streamlined the educator grant process and available opportunities building on what our separate organizations offered in the past. We are proud to offer the following educator grants to support educators and students in the EVSC:

  • Expanding the Experience
  • Amy Walker Classroom Excellence Grants
  • Tools4Teaching Educator Grants

For more information about available educator grants, read about each opportunity below or email us at info@evscfoundation.org.

Did you receive funding for your project? Please share pictures, stories, and anecdotes of the project’s impact on our students here. Information about the impact of funded programs helps us raise additional funds for future educator grants.

Educator grant opportunities from community partners. There are
other organizations that provide funding for educator grants in our region –
click on each link below to learn more directly from these sources:

  • The Rotary Club of Evansville offers Classroom Enrichment Grants
    for public, private, and parochial educators in the tri-state area. To
    learn more, contact Rotary.
  • The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana offers Sponsorship of the
    Arts grants to develop or advance arts opportunities and
    experiences for K-12 students in Vanderburgh County. You can learn
    more about these opportunities on their Arts Council website.
Expanding the Experience Grants

The EVSC Foundation is committed to helping teachers in the classroom achieve Goal #1 of EVSC’s Continuous Improvement Plan: All students will develop to their maximum potential and be successful throughout every stage of life.

Funded by the EVSC Foundation Endowment and other donors, this grant supports classroom and/or school-based projects that support student learning as well as professional development opportunities for educators and staff that help them improve practice and support greater student success. Grant funding will be considered for projects that promote:

            > students’ engagement in their own learning
            > increasing teachers’ professional knowledge and skills
            > academically challenging content

In this way, the new version of the Expanding the Experience Grant encompasses the former PEF Teacher Study Grant.

EVSC teachers and staff may apply for one grant per cycle. Priority is placed on classroom projects and professional development opportunities that help educators accomplish EVSC CIP Goal #1. Requests aligned with individual school CIPs and curriculum standards are also eligible for funding.

To learn more about the application process, click here.

To request up to $4,000 in funds from EVSC Foundation for your project or professional learning opportunity and complete the online application, please click here. Grant applications are accepted all year based on the following rolling cycles:

1st Cycle
Due September 29th
Funded October 31st

2nd Cycle
Due December 31st
Funded January 31st

3rd Cycle
Due February 29th
Funded March 31st

Was your project not funded in this cycle? Projects that are not funded in a given cycle are considered for subsequent cycles within a granting year. If your project is not funded within a school year, you are welcome to adapt your proposal and resubmit the following school year.

Amy Walker Classroom Excellence Grants

Amy Walker Classroom Excellence Grants provide up to $1,000 in curriculum support for classroom or school-wide projects that support innovation in the classroom, unique programs and initiatives, and transformative learning. Educators can apply for:

  • Individual classroom grants for up to $500 to fund projects that increase classroom learning.
  • Collaborative grants for 2 or more teachers for up to $1,000.

Submitted grant applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Priority will be given to projects that impact innovation in the classroom, unique programs and initiatives, and transformative learning. All project requests for this grant must be academically based.
  • Impact on the classroom, including numbers of students impacted, and how student learning will be enhanced.
  • Ability to measure success of the project.
  • Innovation, or uniqueness of the project.

Amy Walker Classroom Excellence Grants may not be used for:

  • Materials/equipment not directly related to the project.
  • Compensation of teachers, staff, or substitute teachers.
  • Student scholarships.
  • Materials and supplies normally funded by the EVSC.
  • Projects previously funded by this grant.

To apply, please check back at the start of the 2024-2025 school year for the application, and timeline details.

Late applications will not be accepted.  A confirmation email will be sent out to notify applicants that their applications have been received. If you do not receive one within 2 business days, contact info@evscfoundation.org.

Notification of the awards will be made shortly after, and distribution after notification. Time for this are to be determined We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the application or the grant process – you can contact us at info@evscfoundation.org.

 

Tools4Teaching Grants

We are excited to partner with Tools4Teaching to offer $5,000 in educator grants ranging
from $250 – $500 for educational materials and resources available at the store! There will be two
opportunities to request funding through this grant, with up to $2,500 available in the fall and the
remaining $2,500 available in the spring:

  • Fall cycle – Applications due September 29, 2023
  • Spring cycle – Applications due February 29, 2024

You can review Tools4Teaching full inventory online at https://www.tools4teaching.biz/ to see the many
educational resources and materials available.

To request funds, click on this link to submit your online application explaining how grant funds will be
used to purchase educational materials and resources available at Tools4Teaching. A grant review
committee will review and select award recipients from applicants.

Contact us at info@evscfoundation.org or via phone at 812-435-0913 for any questions or concerns
about this grant process and we will be happy to follow up.

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