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Teacher Grants

Who can apply for a Teacher Grant?

  • Teacher grants are available to certified professionals in SBCSC (including the Empowerment Zone Schools) in the 2021-2022 academic year (or are employed by SBCSC and partner with a SBCSC certified professional  in the academic year)
  • You have an idea that can enhance student learning in your classroom or school that aligns directly to Indiana K-12 Academic Standards.
  • You need between $500-$1,500 for this project
  • You have a plan to track the impact of this project on student learning and will be able to share this information at the conclusion of the project.
  • PLEASE NOTE: TG may be used for classroom or building wide. They cannot be used for travel or professional development. If this interests you, apply for the Professional Development Grant. They cannot be used for stipends or compensation.

Applications for 2021-2022 are now closed, thank you to all that applied! Check back in late fall when applications for the 2022-2023 school year open.

How are Teacher Grant applications scored? Click on Rubric for details

South Bend Education Foundation grants $21,000 dollars worth of teacher grants annually. These grants are a result of multiple family endowments held at the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, that were created and have grown over the years. 

Thank you to the families that established the following grants which allow us to support our students and schools.


James M. Wilson - $1,500

M. Mendel Piser - $1,000

Mark Tulchinsky - $1,500

David F. Hendrix - $500

Kurt Simon - $1,500

Don & Peggy Claey's Family - $1,500

Marjorie Wilson - $1,500

Bob & Peg Laven - $1,500

Casper Warner - $500

Fine Arts:

Karen Schirmer -  $500

James D. Metz - $500

Nancy Tarnow Bartels - $1,500

Patricia Tollens - $1,500


Maritza Robles - $500

Language Arts:

Roland Kelly - $500


Ann & Fred Dean - $1,500

Early Childhood Development:

Bauer Family - $1,500


Wegner & Porter - $500