Mini-Grants for Creative Hands-On Projects

The Enrichment Fund for Guilford County Schools encourages creative, hands-on classroom projects by providing grants to teachers who have innovative ideas on ways to supplement the curriculum.

For the 2023-2024 school year, The Enrichment Fund will partner with Donors Choose on March 1 to award mini-grants for creative, hands-on projects. All of the funding requests on Donors Choose that day, that meet our criteria, will receive funds.

Grants will be awarded to projects in Guilford County schools that supplement the regular classroom curriculum and stimulate academic growth. Grants will not be awarded for performers, workshop leaders, tablets, computers, furniture, transportation, prepared food, supply lists, or instructional kits. Software purchases, including licenses and subscriptions, will only be considered if the software clearly enriches learning experiences.

Examples of past successful grants include funding for: materials to build a windmill to supplement reading The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind; a dinosaur dig with buried (cardboard) bones that had to be found and assembled; a classroom “zoo” of small animals to be cared for and studied. While funds will not be awarded to have an ice cream party, funds could be awarded for the ingredients for students to make ice cream and learn about change, temperatures, salt, etc. Similarly, while funds will not be awarded for performers or workshop leaders, funds could be awarded for the materials needed to do the activities and projects that often surround performances and workshops.

To see the list of the 2019 Mini-Grant recipients, please click here.

The maximum amount awarded to an individual project will be $500.00.

Grants can be partially funded.

Application Deadline
Donors Choose applications must be posted on March 1 to be considered.

Grant recipients will be notified by Donors Choose and the awards will be made through Donors Choose.

Recipients of Enrichment Fund donations are asked to send photographs of the students participating in the funded activity so that the photos can be posted on our website and Facebook page. Please send the photos to: minigrants@enrichmentfund.org.

Questions
Any questions about the mini-grants should be emailed to: minigrants@enrichmentfund.org.