L.I.F.T. Foundation Teacher Grant
L.I.F.T. Teacher Grants have been provided since 2008, with over $50,000.00 dedicated to assisting teachers in urban and low income areas provide enriched equitable education for their students. We serve grades K-12 with monies for hands-on programs which otherwise may not be available to students. See Teacher Stories.
Susan Kozlowski, as the trustee of the Robert and Susan L.I.F.T. Foundation, will review each teacher grant application received. If more information is needed or mentorship required to implement a grant idea applicants will be contacted via e-mail upon review. Applicants will be notified in writing of acceptance or denial of grant request within 30 days receipt of application.
Applicants most clearly meeting criteria of creative, interactive, educational curricula will be selected. A combination of objective and subjective, experience based criteria will be used when evaluating grant requests. It may be necessary to reject qualified grant requests due to budgetary constraints. If this is the reason for denial, the applicant will be encouraged to resubmit the grant application for the next academic year. Applications are accepted on a rolling bases, so it is advised to submit applications early.
Criteria for selection of teacher grants will be based on the following:
– Interactive curriculum that directly requires students to be active participants in the learning process
– Innovation and creativity of curricula
– Lasting impact on students served
– Measurable educational value be that academic or character development
– Projects demonstrating application to the real world
– Neat, clear, concise description of project
The following requests will not be considered for funding:
– Multiple year funding (must reapply each year)
– Teacher stipends or travel expenses
– Substitute teacher pay
– Funding for pre-existing projects