Deadline: June 29, 2012
The FEDCO Charitable Foundation, a supporting organization of theCalifornia Community Foundation, provides grants to K-12 teachers in Los Angeles public and private schools working on experientially based teaching approaches in their classrooms.
To be eligible, applicants must teach K-12 full time at a public or a charter school in the LAUSD, ABC/Cerritos, Culver City, Norwalk-La Mirada, or Pasadena Unified school districts.
Projects should be connected to core curriculum standards and include all students in the teacher’s class; include engaging and creative experiential learning activities such as a museum visit and/or hands-on math or science projects; increase student academic achievement in one of four areas — language arts, math, science, or social studies; and include a final group project produced by the teacher’s students.
The program will give high priority to projects that incorporate experiential learning and are linked to class curriculum or integrate community-related topics.
An estimated total of $330,000 in teacher grants is available for 2012-13. Individuals may request between $500 and $1,000. Multiple teachers at one school may submit a joint application and request up to $2,000. Joint applications should be from a team of teachers instructing a similar grade level or subject area at the same school. Grant funds may be used for expenses specific to the project (e.g., transportation or pre- or post-field trip materials), or the creation of final student projects.
An informational webinar for potential applicants will be held June 15, 2012.
Visit the California Community Foundation Web site for complete grant guidelines, an FAQ, and details on participating in the webinar.