Educator Initiative Grants

Educare Foundation funds Educator Initiative Grants on an annual basis. 

The deadline for the Educator Initiative grant applications for the 2017-18 school year was February 3, 2017. The deadline for the 2018-19 school year will be in February 2018. Apply for an Educator Initiative Grant.

Grants funded for the 2017-18 school will be announced at the Spring benefit on Friday, May 19, 2017.


Educare Awards $43,625 in Grants to Mankato Area Public Schools for the 2016-17 School Year:

  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Plasma Cutter for Fab Lab at West High School, $13,556
  • Two Laser Engravers/Cutters for East and West high schools, $28,008
  • Global Issues Readers for 8th grade global studies at Prairie Winds and Dakota Meadows middle schools, $2,061

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