Teacher Grants

The Kids In Need Foundation invites you to submit applications for a limited time for two special grants.

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Helping Teachers Realize Their Dreams

Two grant programs provide educators with funding to purchase the materials they need to conduct innovative learning projects in their classrooms.  We help to engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource — our nation’s teachers.

  • Kids In Need Teacher Grants

Kids In Need Teacher GrantsFunded by retail and credit union sponsors, these grants support original classroom project ideas submitted by certified preK-12 teachers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the U.S.

Grants are from $100 to $500.  Awards are based on the creativity and educational merits of the projects.

Applications are available on the website each year from July 15 to September 30.  All teachers who apply receive a gift of poster and bulletin board making supplies from ArtSkills, a corporate partner of the Kids In Need Foundation.

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See previously funded grants in our catalog of Winning Classroom Project Ideas.

  • Elmer’s Teacher Tool Kit Grants

Elmer's Teacher Tool KitSponsored by Elmer’s Products, Inc., these grants make it possible for teachers to replicate in their own classrooms the creative projects we have funded in the past. Teachers select projects they’d like to conduct from more than 1,000 Winning Project Ideas on our website.  All certified K-12 teachers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply.

Grants are from $100 to $500.  Awards are based on financial need, determined by the percentage of the schools’ students enrolled in the federal free and reduced lunch program, and if the selected project meets the educational needs of the students.  In addition, special consideration is given to first year teachers.

Applications are available on the website each year from February 14 to April 30.