GAR’s Educator Initiative Grant (EIG) Program is an annual program separate and distinct from the Foundation’s regular grant-making in the area of education. GAR’s Educator Initiative Grant Program offers grants of $1,000 to $15,000 to teams of educators from kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) who work together to develop, implement, and assess instructional strategies that fulfill the goal of the EIG program. The goal of EIG is "to support teacher-initiated, classroom-based projects and methods that demonstrably impact student academic achievement."
Teams of educators from public, non-profit private or parochial schools in Summit County are eligible to apply. A team must consist of at least two K-12 classroom teachers. Administrators may also be team members, but should submit applications only as part of a group of educators who will share responsibility for implementing the proposed project.
Grant-preparation workshops are conducted for interested educators to describe the application process, explain the decision criteria, and answer questions. Application deadlines are in February for grants to be used in the next school year. Decisions are announced in May.
Before applying, all K-12 educators/teams seeking funds to supplement, reinforce, or otherwise enhance educational achievement of K-12 students should review our EIG application Guidelines. Applications are completed by using our online application form.
2013 Grant Award Allowances
Grants of $1,000 to $5,000 for projects in one or more classrooms
Grants of $10,000 for a project or program involving a department project for grades 7 through 12
Grants up to $15,000 for projects designed to have school-wide impact
For questions about the EIG Program, contact:
Jolene Reinhart, EIG Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 330.815.0116