Teacher Classroom Grants

Teacher Classroom Grants: Making a Difference

The Loudoun Education Foundation partners with the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation to award Teacher Classroom Grants in the Fall and Spring 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.


LEF is now accepting applications for the Fall 2021 Teacher Classroom Grants. The deadline to submit is Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.

Attend a Question & Answer session about the Classroom Grants, either 7:30-8 a.m. or 4:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, October 6th. Log in via this Zoom link.


Cool Spring Elementary School music teacher Luke Denton works with chorus students. (Photo by Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now)

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.

If you are interested in supporting us by donating towards these grants, go to our donation page and choose “Supporting Teacher Grants” in the dropdown box next to “Gift Designation.”

Congratulations to the Spring 2021 LEF Teacher Grant recipients and the Fall 2020 LEF Teacher Grant recipients whose 52 projects total $41,982.