Teacher Classroom Grants

Teacher Classroom Grants: Making a Difference

The Loudoun Education Foundation (LEF) is partnering with the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation (CMCF) to award teacher grants in the spring and fall each year. Grants range from $500 to $1,500. We recognize that teachers make a difference every day in the lives of their students and often spend hundreds of dollars of their own money for supplies to provide creative learning opportunities in their classrooms. The LEF and CMCF fund the Making a Difference: Teacher Classroom Grants to provide teachers with monetary support for special projects that help students learn and be successful in the classroom.

Congratulations to the Fall 2018 LEF Teacher Grant recipients and the Spring 2019 LEF Teacher Grant recipients whose 62 projects total approximately $50,000.

The Fall 2019 grant cycle is now open. Applications are due Friday, October 11, 2019.

LEF awards teacher grants in the Spring and Fall each year. The grant range for the application is $500 to $1,500 each. Grants are available during the fall and spring. Primary consideration will be given to proposals that:

  • Affect as many students as possible and benefit a diverse student group
  • Involve students in hands-on learning
  • Supplement and/or enhance the standard curriculum and ordinary teaching methods
  • Promote inter-classroom, interdisciplinary and/or joint teacher projects
  • Have comprehensive, yet succinct applications 
  • Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate support through matching funds, if other grant criteria have been met.

For each application, the maximum grant amount is $500, with no minimum. Two special grants of up to $1,500 each are available during the fall and spring application period. Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate support through matching funds, if other grant criteria have been met.

Application must be submitted by the person who will implement the proposed project.

Instructions and criteria for grant application. 

Grant Summary Report form.