Educator Initiative Grants

Educare Foundation funds Educator Initiative Grants on an annual basis. 

The deadline for the Educator Initiative Grant Application for the 2021-22 school year will be early February, 2021. Apply for an Educator Initiative Grant.


Educare Awards $76,223 in Grants to Mankato Area Public Schools for the 2020-21 School Year:

  • Virtual Reality Expeditions for East and West High School, Prairie Winds, and Dakota Meadows, $31,223
    • This will bring the world to the classroom and allow students to explore a variety of topics, and experience immersive virtual settings from the Louvre to Mount Everest.
  • Roller Skating Program for K-5, $15,000
    • The equipment will be used to implement a roller skating program into the district elementary physical education curriculum.
  • Greenhouse for East High School and Prairie Winds Middle School, $30,000
    • The greenhouse will allow students the opportunity to study and apply topics including science, math, agriculture, and nutrition. Students could even participate in a “Farm to Fork” sustainable food system.

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