Mary Chilton DAR Foundation

Schoolroom Grants

General Description

Schoolroom Grants are awarded in the amount of $500 to teachers of grades 3, 4, and 5 in public school districts in South Dakota having fewer than 300 students in grades K-12.

Letters of invitation to apply are sent in late October to the teachers of grades 3, 4, and 5 in public school districts in South Dakota having fewer than 300 students in grades K-12.

Purpose and Qualification

The Schoolroom Grant Program was developed to award grants to assist dedicated and creative teachers in the smallest school districts in South Dakota.

Grant funds are intended to be used by the individual teacher to purchase materials for classroom use or in any other manner the individual teacher determines to be appropriate for the project. It is intended the purchased materials will be used to creatively supplement existing classroom resources.

Grant programs must promote such topics as American history, heritage, ideals, institutions, traditions, patriotism and liberty.

The Foundation encourages the projects to be creative, interactive and possibly include parent and/or community involvement.

The primary purpose of the grant excludes support for general education purposes such as literacy or understanding of mathematics, sciences, social studies and literature.

The Foundation is NOT accepting applications for student scholarships.

Amount

Schoolroom Grant awards are in the amount of $500.

Application Schedule

Applications must be received by December 15 and are acted upon at the January Grants meeting.

Application Form

The Schoolroom Grant Application Form must be printed and mailed (Do not send via certified mail). The Schoolroom Grant Application Form cannot be submitted electronically. When completing the Application please refer to the Application Instructions. The Foundation strongly recommends printing a copy of the Application Instructions for use when completing the Grant Application.

Mary Chilton DAR Foundation
Schoolroom Grant Application Form

Submission of Application

Schoolroom Grant applications should be sent by U.S. mail to the Foundation at the following address:

Mary Chilton DAR Foundation
PO Box 90716
Sioux Falls, SD 57109-0716

Policies Regarding Schoolroom Grants

All Schoolroom Grants must meet and comply with the policies established by the Foundation.

Click Here for Foundation Grant Policies.

In addition applicants should be aware of the following Schoolroom Grant policies.

Grants will be awarded for direct use by the individual teacher making application. Payment of the grant funds will be made to the school for administration and disbursement consistent with the grant program. The funds are to be used during the 2012-2013 school year.

Grant funds are intended to be used by the individual teacher to purchase materials for classroom use or in any other manner the individual teacher determined to be appropriate for the project. It is intended the purchased materials will be used to creatively supplement existing classroom resources. While no specific use of the grant funds is mandated, the Foundation encourages the projects to be creative, interactive and possibly include parent and/or community involvement.

The project for which the grant is awarded must relate to one or more of the purposes of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Foundation. These include education regarding such topics as American history, heritage, ideals, institutions, traditions, patriotism and liberty. The primary purpose for the grant excludes support for general educational purposes such as literacy, or understanding of mathematics, sciences, social studies and literature.

Any materials purchased may be of a nature to be used in subsequent school years or may used on one occasion only.

The Foundation hopes and intends the grants will foster imagination and creativity by the individual teacher and fund student experiences at the classroom level which would not otherwise be possible.

The Foundation believes most teachers, particularly at the elementary school level, devote personal funds to enrich the experiences of their students. The Foundation intends the Schoolroom Grants to thank and encourage teachers and recognize their dedication to their students and their profession.

Funds from other sources, if available, may be used to supplement the grant to accomplish the program/activities for which the application is made. However, the Foundation prefers the grant not be used to supplement an existing program/activity.

Although the Foundation anticipates most applications will be submitted by individual teachers, an application from several teachers for a single grant is acceptable.

An individual teacher may submit multiple applications for different projects. However, not more than one grant will be awarded to an individual teacher.

Awards may be made to more than one teacher within the same school.

Modifications or variations in the project to accommodate changes in classroom situations are permissible provided the project retains the basic concept and structure described in the application.

For More Information

Inquiries related to the Mary Chilton DAR Foundation's grant-making policies and procedures should be directed to:

Mary Chilton DAR Foundation
PO Box 90716
Sioux Falls, SD 57109-0716
605-335-0794

www.dar-marychiltonfoundation.org

The Foundation does not have a full time staff. Responses to questions can be expected within 5-7 days.

 

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