Foundation Grants Support Teachers, Academic Enrichment

Foundation: McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Academic Enrichment Grants, Teacher Development Grants and Student Teaching Scholarships; Funding Focus: Education, children, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 Teachers; Funding: Multiple $10,000 grants and $6,000 scholarships; Deadline: April 15.

Summary: Grants support teacher development and improvements to K-12 instruction. The foundation provides funding to K-12 educators for classroom innovations. The Academic Enrichment funding goes for in-class and extracurricular programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic and creative abilities of pre-K to 12 grade students from low-income households. Teacher Development Grants provide funding to individuals or small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking collaborative K-12 classroom instruction.

Scholarship Grants

Student Teaching Scholarships provide financial aid to student teachers in their final year of teacher education programs at: New Mexico State U.; the U. of California-Santa Cruz; the U. of Texas at Austin; and West Virginia U.

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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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