Educator Initiative Grants

Educare Foundation funds Educator Initiative Grants on an annual basis. 

The deadline for the Educator Initiative Grant Application for the 2019-20 school year is February 1, 2019. Apply for an Educator Initiative Grant.


Educare Awards $92,395 in Grants to Mankato Area Public Schools for the 2018-19 School Year:

  • Electronic Instrument Ensemble for West High School, $28,803
  • PLTW (Project Lead The Way) Biomedical Science Equipment for East and West high schools, $10,000
  • Heart Zone Systems including hardware and software to monitor heartrate for Get Fit! Stay Fit! program, $32,473
  • Vinyl cutters for FabLabs at East and West high schools, $3,890
  • Makerspaces equipment including 3D printers & pens, Osmo kits and littleBits, $17,229

Go to our News page and get more details on the past Initiative Grants awarded over the years.