The Educare Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1995, has provided more than $1 million in financial support to Mankato Area Public Schools. Educare’s support through Educator Initiative Grants and Ed Waltman Mini Grants goes beyond the normal operating budget to fund programs and activities that enhance educational opportunities for all students, encourage teachers to explore new ways of learning and provide a vital link between the community and the classroom.
Educator Initiative Grants for the 2017-18 school year have been announced and total $88,819 and Ed Waltman Mini Grants will be awarded of approximately $24,000. Projects funded by Educare Foundation range from Biomedical Science Equipment to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Plasma Cutters to enhance math, geography, science and technology, and much more.
- Educators may apply for Ed Waltman Mini Grants throughout the school year.
- The deadline to submit an Educator Initiative Grant request for 2017-18 was February 3, 2017.