Private Funder: Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF); Opportunity: 2017 Leavey Awards; Funding Focus: education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Teachers at K-12 schools, colleges and universities; Funding (estimated): Up to 20 cash awards valued at $7,500 each are made annually. One award of $15,000 may be made for an outstanding entry (the program has recognized nearly 500 teachers from across the country and awarded over $3 million); Deadline: TBA (the competition is to open later this year; the last round of competition closed on April 1).
Summary: Teachers at K-12 schools should check out this grant opportunity which offers awards for programs which help students understand the country’s private enterprise system. The awards honor outstanding educators who excite a commitment in their students to the free enterprise system. Established in 1977, the program honors teachers who recognize the competitive private enterprise economic system. The FFVF application must conceive and implement an innovative course, program or project which develops a deeper understanding of the American private enterprise system.
Info: http://tinyurl.com/m7zol2c; Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, 1601 Valley Forge Rd., P.O. Box 706, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0706, 610/933-8825.