Initiatives for Excellent Primary Grants
The Educational Foundation funds Initiatives for Excellence programs that are designed to enable students, teachers and the community to thrive. We are a valuable source of funding for both innovative new programs as well as essential existing programs threatened by budget cuts. Grants for Initiatives for Excellence proposals generally exceed $5,000 and follow the Foundation’s guiding principle -- all students, all schools.
Great Idea Grants for Staff
The Educational Foundation awards Great Idea Grants each year to help motivated teachers and staff fulfill their goals for innovative programs. Ann Arbor staff may apply for grant funding up to $1,000 on an annual basis. Grants funded may apply to a single classroom, grade or school.
Youth Opportunity Grants
The Educational Foundation is dedicated to helping all Ann Arbor students achieve their highest potential. To this end, we work closely with donors to provide Youth Opportunity Grants, a variety of grants/scholarships aimed at assisting students from challenging circumstances to gain access to enriching educational opportunities. Scholarships/grants can be used for enriching after-school programs; funding for social inclusion (purchase of yearbooks, photo packages, field trip funding); offseting transportation expenses; and more.