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Grants to Ohio PreK-12 Teachers and Administrators
to Promote In-Depth Learning for Students

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Martha Holden Jennings Foundation (MHJF)

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Grants of up to $3,000 to Ohio Pre-K through twelfth-grade teachers and administrators working in secular primary or secondary schools for programs that promote in-depth learning. Funded proposals will help students learn new content and/or acquire new skills that must be learned in more than one step and with multiple levels of analysis or processing, so that the students may apply the content and/or skills in ways that change thinking or behaviors.

Examples of Deep Learning include:

- Reading critically
- Incorporating multidisciplinary learning
- Solving problems
- Creating goals and devising strategies to achieve those goals
- Applying learning by completing a project
- Refining debate and research skills
- Communicating effectively both orally and in writing
- Delving deeply into content areas

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170283

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant is $3,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any teacher (PreK-12) or administrator in Ohio’s secular primary or secondary schools can apply for a grant.


- The cost of technology cannot exceed one-half of the grant amount awarded.
- The Foundation will generally not fund bus transportation, field trips/admission fees, capital assets, facility fees, refreshments, storage units, incentives, school supplies, rewards, and T-shirts.

Pre-Application Information:

- Grants-to-Educators must address the Foundation’s Deep Learning theme. Before completing an application, examine the characteristics associated with Deep Learning on the chart below (see Supporting Documents section).

- Only one application from your school will be considered in a given month.

- Review the Grant Development Rubric (see Supporting Documents section) before completing your application.

- Funding is considered for equipment only when there is a direct connection to the project. Download the Guidance Pertaining to MHJF Funding for Technology, Equipment, and Material Requests (see Supporting Documents section).

- Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the Chart Explaining Grants-to-Educators Award Cycles and the Evaluation

Application Deadlines:
January 15
February 15
March 15
April 15
May 15
July 15
August 15
September 15
October 15
December 15

First Date Funding May Be Provided (1st business day on or after):
March 20
April 20
May 20
June 20
July 20
September 20
October 20
November 20
December 20
February 20

Contact Information:

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio