Teacher Grants

Teacher Grants Support Educators and Students

Apply for a Teacher Grant

Since its inception in 2008, the L.I.F.T. Foundation has supported student-centered, interactive programs by providing grants to educators teaching students in underserved communities throughout the country. Over 100 teachers have received L.I.F.T. Teacher Grants to support programs in areas such as language arts, math, computer science, the arts, physical education, special education, media, social studies and reading enrichment. The L.I.F.T Teacher Grants awarded are up to $1500.00. Our intent is to support K-12th grade educators in their efforts to inspire students, helping them provide equitable and enriching educational opportunities.

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

Are you an educator with a unique student centered interactive project that we should support? Do you teach in an underserved community 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 at [email protected] to inquire.

*L.I.F.T. Teacher Grants are awarded the first semester of each academic year and teachers are limited to one grant per academic year.

Apply for a Mini-Grant

Assisting educators in underserved communities throughout the country from Los Angeles to Indianapolis to New York City! Wherever there is a need we work to LIFT educational support!

L.I.F.T. Foundation mini-grants are designed to support educators in underserved and often underpaid communities with the purchase of classroom supplies and books. Mini-Grants are limited to smaller dollar amounts of $100 – $500 and can also be allocated in the form of specific materials sent to the educators’ school directly. The L.I.F.T. Foundation wants to make the process as smooth as possible so you can get back to the incredibly important job of teaching.

L.I.F.T. Mini-Grant applications will be accepted immediately and throughout the academic year. Teachers are sent the checks or materials as soon as possible to assist teachers in resources needed. Teachers are limited to one L.I.F.T. Mini-Grant per academic year. Based on funds available there will be a limited number of mini-grants available.

All teachers must submit a L.I.F.T. Mini Grant application to [email protected].

Please include:

  • Teacher associated with request
  • Grade level and number of students served
  • E-mail address of applicant
  • School name and address
  • Briefly share how your school qualifies as a school in an underserved community
  • Briefly describe intended use
  • Itemized list of materials to be purchased i.e. item, quantity, cost
  • Amount requested
    • Upon receiving the L.I.F.T. MINI GRANT educators will be required to submit receipts for all supplies purchased
    • A school picture along with a brief bio and a picture of the materials used in the classroom are also required (See Teacher Stories)

Elementary grade level classrooms

Max $300.00

Grade level teams

Max $500.00

Multi-class instruction

Max $500.00.