Teacher Innovation Grants

Funding Levels

Grants are a vehicle through which staff may receive funds to support innovative programs that will enrich the curriculum.  The Wayne Township Education Foundation supports innovation grants through DonorsChoose.org Grants for programs $600 or less and offers Traditional Grants for programs up to $4,000.

FUNDING LEVELS

The following funding levels have been established to serve as guide to applicants:

Up to $600 most programs can receive funding through DonorsChoose.Org (while funds last)
Up to $1000 Single Applicant
Up to $3000 Teams/Grade Level Applicants
Up to $4000 School-wide Programs

WTEF/DONORSCHOOSE.ORG GRANTS ($600 OR LESS) The Wayne Township Education Foundation works in partnership with DonorsChoose.Org and will automatically fund half of Wayne Township online requests up to $600 while funds last.  This opportunity expedites and maximizes funding for requests up to $600 (including shipping and fulfillment fees).  To ensure access, keep requests to $450 or less because the shipping and fulfillment fees add up quickly and WTEF cannot half-fund anything that exceeds the $600 total with those additional fees.  This online grant-writing process is simple and expeditious for teachers requesting lower levels of funding

WTEF TRADITIONAL GRANTS (2-Phase Process)

The traditional application cycle runs an average of 4 months from initial application to funds availability. The grant-writing process is a two-part process.  Step 1 involves the writing of a preliminary proposal letter, completion of the application form, and inclusion of supporting documentation as available.  Only those applicants who succeed in the preliminary proposal phase will be asked to submit a Final Application for Funding.  Preliminary Applications are due according to chart below.

Preliminary Applications are due as follows:

May 1st

September 2nd

February 3rd

Apply at DonorsChoose.Org

Download WTEF Grant Application Button

DonorsChoose.org

WTEF/DONORSCHOOSE.ORG GRANTS ($600 OR LESS) — The Wayne Township Education Foundation works in partnership with DonorsChoose.Org and will fund half of Wayne Township online requests up to $600 while funds last. Criteria to receive matching funds from WTEF include the following.

  • While funds last and if criteria are met, a teacher may receive funding from Wayne Township Education Foundation for no more than two DonorsChoose.org grants per school year.
  • Eligible requests will not exceed $600 total, including shipping and fulfillment fees. For eligible requests, 50% funding will be provided.
  • Basic school supplies will not be funded, due to district’s relationship with Teachers’ Treasures.
  • Materials for the HOSTS program will not be funded as these are funded through a district grant.
  • Resources that are already provided in a school work area for teachers will not be funded.
  • Food items will not be funded.
  • Technology for a unique purpose will be considered for funding.
  • All items purchased with funds provided by WTEF remain the sole property of the M.S.D. of Wayne Township and the school for which they were originally purchased.
  • While implementing and promoting the funded-program, acknowledgement must be given to the Wayne Township Education Foundation.

To ensure access, keep your requests to $450 or less because the shipping and fulfillment fees add up quickly and we are not able to half-fund anything that exceeds the $600 total with those additional fees. The Foundation monitors Wayne Township requests weekly so you do not need to notify us unless you have questions.

DonorsChoose.Org uses the power of individual donors, as well as corporate partners (like WTEF) to fund teacher requests. Teachers submit a request for specific materials online.

Click to learn more about DonorsChoose.org.

Traditional Grants

The traditional application cycle runs an average of 4 months from initial application to funds being available. The grant-writing process is a two-part process. Step 1 involves the writing of a preliminary proposal letter, completion of the application form and inclusion of supporting documentation as available. Only those applicants who succeed in the preliminary proposal phase will be asked to submit a Final Application for funding; however, all applicants will be notified regardless of their approval or not.

Grant Focus Areas
Grants written by MSD Wayne staff to the Wayne Township Education Foundation should be reflective of the Foundation’s stated mission. To assure that requests accomplish this goal, the following four Focus Areas have been established:

Mission: The Wayne Township Education Foundation is a community catalyst to enrich, engage, and stimulate student learning by supporting school programs and recognizing excellence throughout the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township.

  • Encourage Student Achievement (Academic, Arts or Vocational as they support the classroom curriculum.)
  • Encourage Lifelong Learning Opportunities (Community Service, Citizenship, Human Relations, Parental Training/Involvement/Support.)
  • Support of Professional Development (Training or support material specifically designed to engage students in classroom learning. This does not include professional development for an individual staff member’s personal professional development or for academic or continuing education credits.)
  • Honor Staff and Students

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over 600 grants totaling nearly $1.3 million, benefiting more than 600,000 students, teachers, and families in Wayne Township.

Access a copy of the grant application.