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2018 Teacher Creativity Mini-Grants

Grants to Jay County, Indiana School Teachers for
Educational Experiences to Benefit Students

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Portland Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/09/18 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $300 to Jay County, Indiana teachers to help cover the costs of learning experiences that are important to the education of their students, yet are outside of the school's budget. Funds may be used for class projects, field trips, programs, speakers, music or art instruction, educational materials, seminars, and other uses at the discretion of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Creative projects are strongly encouraged. The more creative your project is, the better its chances of receiving funding.

The Foundation is very reluctant to provide funding for on-going projects, projects that have been funded through this program in the past, and materials and projects that could reasonably be expected to be included in school budgets. However, exceptions to this may be made at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163788

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are for $300 or less.

Term of Contract:

Once a grant is received, the Foundation anticipates that the funds shall be expended during the calendar year awarded. Failure to use funds for the purpose designated will result in obligation to repay grant money! If it appears implementation of the project or program will be delayed, the grant recipient must submit a written explanation which contains a request to encumber the funds for the following calendar/fiscal year. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees will determine if the funds may be held over or if the applicant must reapply in a subsequent grant cycle.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Jay County, Indiana school teachers are eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application.

When to Apply:

The Foundation Board considers teacher mini-grants twice a year – in February and August. Completed applications must be received at the Foundation office by 5:00 p.m. on:

- January 11, 2018 for consideration in February, or
- July 9, 2018 for consideration in August.

The Portland Foundation reserves the right to revoke a grant if the implemented project does not comply with its guidelines or does not reflect the application that was submitted.

Contact Information:

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

Contact the Foundation office if you have any questions or need assistance with your application:

Phone: (260) 726-4260
Fax: (260) 726-4273

Portland Foundation
112 East Main Street
Portland, IN 47371

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Jay County