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There are presently no open calls for applications.

FUTURE VOTERS GRANTS

Through our Future Voters project, Teaching Tolerance is funding nonpartisan voter registration initiatives in areas of the U.S. with long histories of voter suppression. To support school-based voter registration in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi, we are pleased to introduce grants ranging from $500-$2,000 for educators in these states. These funds support school community members and students to host voter registration drives at their schools and in their communities.

Any educator working in a K-12 school is welcome to apply. Students and community members are invited to partner with educators to submit an application.

Funds support the purchase of materials needed to host a nonpartisan voter registration drive such as tents, printing and mailing costs, transportation and promotional materials. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until September 15, 2020.

However, we urge you to apply as soon as possible to ensure you receive funding in time to host your voter registration drive before your state's registration deadline. Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and the award check to be delivered.

For more information on Teaching Tolerance's Future Voter Project, click here.

Please note that Future Voters grants are available for educators residing in the communities with which we currently work on the ground. If you reside outside of the five states listed above, and are interested in leading a grant-funded voting project at your school, we encourage you to apply for a TT Educator grant.

TT asks that any in-person voter registration drives adhere to social distancing guidelines, require participants to wear face masks and encourage other best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

TEACHING TOLERANCE EDUCATOR GRANTS

At Teaching Tolerance, we support educators who embrace and embed anti-bias principles throughout their schools. To demonstrate our support, we are pleased to announce a new project: The Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants. These grants, ranging from $500-$5,000, will further our mission by supporting projects that promote affirming school climates and educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy.

Teaching Tolerance grants will fund three different types of projects: classroom-level, school-level and district-level. At the classroom level, teachers will use the grants to fund programming that promotes empathy and kindness, positive identity development, perspective taking, critical thinking about injustice and collective action.  At the school and district levels, leadership teams will use the grants to improve school climate, reduce hate, support culturally responsive practices and implement anti-bias curricula. Whether implemented at the school, classroom or district level, we seek to fund projects that culminate in measurable student outcomes and demonstrable student work. 

TT asks that any in-person activities adhere to social distancing guidelines, require participants to wear face masks and encourage other best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19.


Download Educator Grant Guidelines

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