The Educare Foundation provides support through the Ed Waltman Mini Grants Program during the school year. The Foundation distributes up to $24,000 annually in mini grants, with a maximum of $1,000 awarded per mini grant. Generally, around $6,000 will be awarded per quarter depending on requests. Grant request are accepted and reviewed every quarter by the Educare Grants Committee. The review/approval dates are as follows:
|Request Due Date||Committee Review||Board Approval||Award Notification|
|1st Quarter||October 1, 2022||October 11, 2022||October 18, 2022||October 19, 2022|
|2nd Quarter||December 1, 2022||December 13, 2022||December 20, 2022||December 21, 2022|
|3rd Quarter||February 1, 2023||February 14, 2023||February 21, 2023||February 22, 2023|
|4th Quarter||April 1, 2023||April 11, 2023||April 18, 2023||April 19, 2023|
Mini Grant Application
Special Notice Concerning Ed Waltman Mini Grants and Initiative Grants for 2021/2022: One of the criteria for Educare grants is that materials or activities requested should be in direct support of school curriculum. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Educare has been receiving an increasing number of grant applications that address the social and emotional wellbeing of students. In the past, these requests have typically not approved since they do not directly support curriculum. However, Educare recognizes that there is a need for tools and resources that address the social and emotional wellbeing of students. While they may not directly support curriculum, these tools can be effective in facilitating learning, especially with the added stress and anxiety that many students may be experiencing due to the impacts of the COVID pandemic. The Educare Board also understands that the school district does not have the ability to fund many of these requests. For these reasons, for the remainder of the 2021/2022 school year, Educare will temporarily adjust is criteria to allow consideration grant requests related to addressing the social and emotional wellbeing of students.
Please complete the Google Form. On the application you will be asked to include a link to a Google Doc that includes any additional documents, photos or resources you feel would help explain your request. When sharing your doc please double check your share settings to “Anyone with the link” as a viewer. Educare is not able to open share settings restricted to isd77 only. The grant request is NOT complete without your principal’s approval or signature.