Grants

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.

Ed Waltman Mini Grant Schedule 2023-2024
Application Due Date Committee Review Board Approval  Award Notification
1st Quarter October 1, 2023 October 10, 2023 October 17, 2023 October 18, 2023
2nd Quarter December 1, 2023 December 12, 2023 December 19, 2023 December 20, 2023
3rd Quarter February 1, 2024 February 13, 2024 February 20, 2024 February 21, 2024
4th Quarter April 1, 2024 April 9, 2024 April 16, 2024 April 25, 2024
Educator Initiative Grant Schedule 2023-2024
Application Due Date March 1, 2024
Committee Review No later than:  March 12, 2024
Board Approval March 19, 2024
School Board Presentation Option 1: May 6, 2024 | Option 2: May 20, 2024
Award Notification Option 1: May 7, 2024 | Option 2: May 21, 2024

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