Educators, start your laptops! Applications are now open for 2023 Impact Teaching Grants. The Hood River County Education Foundation has been providing grants to educators for over 25 years, and the Impact Teaching Grants program awards funds to teachers and staff who find better ways to teach, new subjects to explore and interesting experiments to try. The goal of the program is to provide the critical funds that will turn the best of these ideas into action. The program is open to any Hood River County School District teacher, staff, district employee or student.
HRCEF wants to support projects that enrich student learning through direct academic benefit, staff development or non-academic learning opportunities. Ideally, we are looking for innovative ideas that exhibit a creative or new approach, program, area of study or means of instruction, but we are open to awarding grants for items or ideas that significantly enhance student learning without being particularly innovative.
Grants will be considered based on cost-effectiveness, as well. We seek projects that impact a large number of students (either at one time or over a number of years) OR that involve a unique depth for a smaller number of students. Preference will be given to grants where two or more educators work together on a project, broadening the scope of impact and cost-effectiveness of grant monies. Educators are encouraged to pursue additional outside sources of funding either before or in addition to this grant, thus leveraging HRCEF’s funding as fully as possible.
Applications for HRCEF Impact Teaching Grants will be open from November 1, 2022 – January 9, 2023.
The Education Foundation has been raising funds for this program from the community for many years. However, with teaching needs increasing, we have recently undertaken a more concerted effort to raise funds specifically for the Impact Teaching Grants program. Revenue from fundraising events is combined with individual annual or long-term targeted donations.