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Skyrman Techno Fund

Grants to Jackson County, Oregon Teachers and
Instructors for Hands-On Educational Activities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Oregon Community Foundation (OCF)

Deadline Date:

10/01/19 11:59 PM


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Grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to Jackson County, Oregon grades 4-12 science and industrial arts teachers and youth instructors at nonprofit organizations and government agencies for hands-on educational activities. Funding is intended to support innovative programs that give students practical skills, enabling them to use tools in order to do things for themselves.

Programs of interest to this fund include bike repair; cooking; sewing; robotics; home maintenance skills; GPS navigation; agri-science; and other programs where something is engineered or constructed. Preference is given to extracurricular activities, but classroom activities will also be considered. 

Preference is given to:

  •  Projects that bring students together to work collaboratively
  •  Projects that have a practical application in a career or technical field
  •  Extra-curricular activities, although classroom activities will be considered
  •  Projects that can be replicated by other instructors in other settings
  •  Projects that serve disadvantaged students, including rural students, low-income students, and students of color

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151938

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests should range from $500 to $2,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant recipients will have one year from the date of funding to implement their project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Skyrman Techno Fund provides financial resources to science and industrial arts teachers (grades 4-12) and other youth program instructors/mentors at nonprofit organizations or government agencies in Jackson County.

Grants will be given to projects serving youth in Jackson County only.

Not eligible for funding are: Administrative costs or overhead fees, substitute teacher fees, professional development, and replacement funding for school district, state or federal funds.

Pre-Application Information:

The annual application deadline is October 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Applicants are notified of decisions and grants are paid approximately six weeks after the deadline.

Only one application per teacher or per nonprofit will be accepted each grant cycle.

About OCF grants:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please email completed applications to

For questions, please contact Amy Drake, Program Officer, Southern Oregon, at 541.773.8987 or at the above email address.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Jackson County

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