The Educare Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1995, has provided more than $1.3 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.

  • Educators may apply for Ed Waltman Mini Grants throughout the school year.
  • The deadline to submit an Educator Initiative Grant request for 2022-23 is February 1st, 2023. 

  • Get helpful tips and resources on requesting an educator grant.