Private Funder: Voya Foundation (formerly ING); Opportunity: 2016 Unsung Heroes; Funding Focus: Education, innovation, children, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 educators (all applicants must full-time employees at accredited K-12 public or private school); Funding: The program will award 100, $2,000 grants, with three top winners receiving additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000 awards (the foundation made about $3 million in grants last year); Deadline: April 30.
Summary: The program recognizes K-12 educators for their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects and ability to positively influence the children they teach. Educators are invited to submit grant applications describing class projects they have initiated or would like to pursue. All awards must be used to further the projects within the school or school system.
Info: http://tinyurl.com/odsjadb; questions, 507/931-1682 or 800/537-4180.