Excellent Teachers Can Obtain Cash Awards

freedoms foundationPrivate 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.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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