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||September 22, 2020||October 13, 2020||October 20, 2020||October 21, 2020|
|2nd Quarter||November 23, 2020||December 8, 2020||December 15, 2020||December 16, 2020|
|3rd Quarter||January 26, 2021||February 9, 2021||February 16, 2021||February 17, 2021|
|4th Quarter||March 30, 2021||April 13, 2021||April 20, 2021||April 21, 2021|
Mini Grant Application:
Special Notice Concerning Ed Waltman Mini Grants for 2020/2021: Traditionally, the Educare Foundation has not funded technology requests (computers, tablets, etc.) through the Ed Waltman Mini Grant program. In consideration of distance learning requirements and other educational challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the restrictions on technology-related requests will be waived for the 2020/2021 grant cycle. Educators submitting Mini Grant requests are encouraged to include information as to how the request may address pandemic-related educational challenges in addition to addressing the Mini Grant selection criteria.
Grant requests should be summarized in one page or less outlining the selection criteria. Please upload your one-page application using the “File Upload” option on the application. Please upload any supporting documentation, such as, pictures, sources, costs, shopping cart printouts, website printouts, etc. The grant request is NOT complete without your principal’s approval or signature on the one-page application (please include proof of approval).