Educator Grant Guidelines and Vision
Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants support educators who embrace and embed anti-bias principles throughout their schools. These grants, ranging from $500-$10,000, support projects that promote affirming school climates and educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy.
The grants fund projects on three levels: school, classroom and district.
School- and District-Level
These projects will focus on improving school climate, responding to and preventing incidents of hate, or embedding the concepts found in the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards into the school- or district-wide curriculum.
These projects may also focus on improving teachers’ capacities to adopt the practices articulated in Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education and in our school climate resources, or to promote dialogue among school and district community members about anti-bias issues at school.
These grants will help teachers promote empathy and kindness, positive identity development, perspective taking, critical thinking about injustice and collective action.
These projects offer teachers the resources necessary to create safe and welcoming classrooms that reflect the outcomes described in the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards. Preference is given to projects that emphasize student action and promote student voice.
Thinking of drafting a grant proposal? Check out these pro tips from the TT Grants Coordinator here.
Who Is Eligible?
Educators nationwide in public or private K-12 spaces, as well as in alternative schools, therapeutic schools and juvenile justice facilities are eligible to apply. Educators working outside of the U.S., or at community-based, informal learning sites are not eligible to apply at this time.
School & Community Need
- What student need or issue does this project address?
- How is it tailored to fit the unique needs of your particular student population?
Outcomes & Assessment
- What are the desired outcomes for this project? How will you achieve them?
- How will you assess the project's success?
- How are students involved in the planning or execution of this project? (Note: We primarily fund endeavors that prioritize the experience of students.)
- How does this project ultimately relate to or improve the experience of students?
Sustainability & Support
- How will you sustain the project over time? (We are not able to provide funding for the same project over multiple years.)
- What is the commitment from a leadership team, and how is it expressed by various stakeholders (administration, students, families, etc.)?
How to Apply
- Fully review our project criteria, guidelines and FAQs.
- Prepare a short (100-200 words) narrative description of your project.
- Prepare a line-item budget.
- Complete the online application.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. You may submit at any time. We hope to respond to your application within four to six weeks.
Questions about the Teaching Tolerance Grants program?
Contact the Grants Manager
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