Teacher Grants

Teacher Grants Support Educators and Students

Since its inception in 2008, the L.I.F.T. Foundation has supported teacher initiated student-centered, interactive programs to over 100 teachers. The L.I.F.T. Teacher Grants are specifically for teachers working with students in low-income neighborhoods where additional financial support is often lacking. The L.I.F.T Teacher Grants were designed to support educators of K-12th grade in their efforts to enrich students in Los Angeles area schools and the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township, in Indianapolis to help them provide equitable, enriching educational opportunities. Each grant awarded is up to $1500.00. L.I.F.T. Teacher Grants expanded to Los Angeles the 2013 academic year, with the first teacher grant recipients at Valor Academy Charter High School in Panorama City, CA and Valor Middle School in Arleta, CA.

Meet some of our L.I.F.T. Teacher Grant recipients.

Are you an educator in Los Angeles with a unique student centered interactive project that we should support? Do you teach in a low-income neighborhood that is in need of outside funding to provide equitable educational opportunities for your students? You may qualify to apply for a L.I.F.T. Teacher Grant. E-mail Susan Kozlowski to inquire. Limited L.I.F.T. Teacher Grants are awarded each academic year and teachers are limited to one grant per academic year.

Only Need a “Little” Help? Apply for a Mini-Grant!

L.I.F.T. Foundation “mini-grants” are designed to support Los Angeles teachers in their efforts to improve their students’ learning experience through unique or interactive curricula or study programs by providing needed supplies for students in low-income neighborhoods who may not have the resources to bring supplies of their own. Mini-Grants are limited to smaller dollar amounts of $100 – $300. A limited number of mini grants are available each academic year.

L.I.F.T. Mini-Grant applications MUST BE submitted at least 1 month prior to needing the supplies. As of fall,2014 mini-grant applications are accepted October – January of each academic year to Los Angeles area teachers. Teachers are limited to one L.I.F.T. Mini-Grant per academic year.