Educator Grants

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.

TT Grants In Action

Brainstorming ideas for a grant project? Check out these grantee spotlights for inspiration. 


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.


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Project Criteria


  • How do your goals and outcomes align with our program’s vision?
  • How is the project relevant to students?
  • How are students involved in project planning or execution?

Demonstrated Need

  • Who will be served by this project?
  • How does the project fill a clear gap in the school’s capacity to serve students?

Sustainability & Support

  • What is the commitment from a leadership team?
  • How is it expressed by various stakeholders (for example, administration, students, families and school resource officers)?
  • How will you sustain the project over time?


  • What are you trying to achieve and how will you report results?
  • How will you demonstrate the impact of the project?

How To Apply

  1. Fully review our project criteria, guidelines and FAQs.
  2. Prepare a short (100-200 words) narrative description of your project.
  3. Prepare a line-item budget.
  4. Complete the online application.

 Apply Here

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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