Mini-Grants for Service-Learning
Classroom Grants for Service
Plan a project that connects students to their community - whether it's your classroom community, city, or world!
Don't let the cost of books, supplies, or travel get in your way. Start with a Learning to Give
lesson and inspire student action to address a community need. Apply for a $250 mini-grant
like these teachers did:
Extend learning to service...
- Discuss why people are homeless and create compassion bags to donate
- Learn about kids with special needs and plan a party to make forever friends
- Read a picture book about a lonely senior whose life was brightened by an intergenerational friendship and plan reciprocal activities to build friendships at a local retirement community
- Gather scientific data at a local river and write letters about water quality to state representatives
- Research the mission and activities of local nonprofits and choose which one the class will volunteer
Accepting applications each month until April 1, 2017.
Take your lesson or project to the next level!
Flint Water Crisis Toolkit
Plan a lesson and project related to the environment or water issues, sing this Flint Water Crisis toolkit. Even if you are not from Flint, classrooms across the country can benefit from discussions of environmental justice, sustainability, community needs, and advocacy.
Simply teach one lesson to provide knowledge, skills, and action of philanthropy
Grants to Support Teaching
Lessons and Teaching Resources by month A calendar-based menu of resources that aligns philanthropy and service with your academic content and seasonal planning. Add service to your school calendar and maximize teachable moments.
The Fisher Educator Mini-Courses provide online training in philanthropy education and service-learning. In your own time and at your desktop, learn methods of thoughtful service-learning, as well as the history, practice, and benefits of philanthropy, for educators, nonprofit professionals, parents, and volunteers.
A Resource for Detroit-area teachers and other urban areas interested in engaging young people in investigating their community, learning about nonprofits and historical voluntary efforts, and taking action through volunteering and service.