On Friday October 14, the Grants 4 Teachers advisory board met and discussed the largest number of grant request ever made to this fund. There were 54 grant requests for over $23,000 for all kinds of projects and materials needed by teachers to do an extraordinary job.
Each year G4T has two cycles of grant funding that takes place, filling needs for special field trips, supplying community service materials for classrooms, musical instruments and many other items that keep teachers from reaching their hands into their own pockets for that project. It is estimated that every school teacher spends about $1000.00 every year of their own money for their classroom.
G4T wants the teachers of Anne Arundel County to know that we value them as one of the most important resources we have in the county. We do this by providing some funds for those innovative, creative projects that would otherwise go without being done.
If you are a teacher in the county and have a creative way that you would like to approach a subject, please apply for a grant. Many times we are able to combine our efforts with others that appreciate teachers and larger grants are made available. This year we were very moved by one teacher who offered to make up the difference in the grant and what was needed themselves. What dedication!
If you are a member of the community and would like to support our efforts to show teachers how much we appreciate them you can learn more at Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County.