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This is how the Kids In Need Foundation operates: through a national network of Resource Centers, teachers can get free supplies for their students who are in need. We do not donate supplies directly to other organizations or families. The supplies must be acquired through teachers who have shopping privileges at the Resource Centers. All supplies donated to us by manufacturers and retailers go immediately to the Resource Centers. We do not have a warehouse from which we can draw supplies, so we do not donate supplies directly to other organizations, schools, families, or individuals.

The Kids In Need Foundation Presents the Elmer's Teacher Tool Kit Grants

Elmer's Teacher Tool KitThe Kids In Need Foundation and Elmer's Products Inc., an industry leader in adhesives, arts and crafts, office and educational products, offer the Teacher Tool Kit Grant Program.

For 17 years, Kids In Need has been funding exceptional classroom projects through our Teacher Grants program. Now the funding to conduct these projects in your own classrooms is available. We believe creative lesson plans should be an active part of any school's core curriculum, something Elmer's believes, also. Together we will provide teachers with the funding necessary to purchase the materials your students need to conduct the projects you choose.  You can apply to replicate any project from the catalog of more than 1200 projects on our website.

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The Elmer's Teacher Tool Kit grants are based on:

Please Note: Special consideration will be given to projects submitted by first year teachers and to projects that include a community service component, but all certified K-12 teachers in the U.S. are encouraged to apply and all types of projects, with or without a community service component, will be considered for funding..

The Elmer Award
If the project you choose to submit for funding is a service learning project, you will be in the running to be considered for an Elmer Award. 

At the Kids In Need Foundation Gala, Elmer’s will honor several individuals for their efforts to make a
difference in the lives of others in their communities.  In order to reward and encourage this type of
notable effort, Elmer’s Products has created the Elmer Award, which stands for:

Empathy for kids both near and far
Leadership to build their communities
Mentorship to create friendships
Enthusiasm for learning
Responsibility to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others

You can also be eligible for the award if you add a community service component to any project you submit for funding that doesn’t already include one. All you have to do is describe on the application the community service component you wish to add to your project. 

If your application is chosen for funding, you will be considered for a 2014 Elmer Award.  Elmer Award winners will be recognized at the Kids In Need Foundation Gala in September in Minneapolis.

Please note:  A project does not have to have a community service component to be considered for funding. 

Choose your project from this Catalog of Projects   -   Apply Now

Kids In Need greatly appreciates Elmer's sponsorship of this program, another way to engage students in the learning process and support students' success at school and in the future.


The Kids In Need Foundation is a recognized 501(c)(3) charity founded in 1995. Contributions to Kids In Need are tax-deductible to the greatest extent allowed by law.

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