Teacher grants going up to $500 each


Teachers who are awarded one of our teacher grants this year are getting a raise: we’re increasing the grant amount to $500 from $250 to make it easy for you to make fund innovative classroom projects.

Family Trust has offered grants to educators for more than 10 years to help teachers create exciting lessons for their students. The grants have helped students learn about everything from feeding the hungry to tracking the weather and just about everything in between.

Lauren Johns and Alice Browder, teachers at Westminster Catawba Christian School, received a grant last year to create a mud kitchen that helps kindergartners learn through imaginary play. “It was a huge blessing for us,” she said. “The grant helped us do something that had been a dream for a while.”

This year, we’ll award twenty grants for a total of $10,000. Members who are public, private or home school educators can apply online.. The deadline is November 14.

Please note that educators who want to team up for a grant are welcome to do so provided one teacher within the group is a Family Trust member.

Family Trust has awarded more than $100,000 to over 350 educators since the program began.

Pictured: Students from the 2015-2016 class of Tierney Norris at York Intermediate School.