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Educator Grants

The Foundation designates $25,000 annually in educator grants ($2,500 maximum grant per educator). Grants may be used for any direct classroom expenses, including, but not limited to supplies needed to fund a project for the classroom, basic supplies the classroom may be lacking, supplemental items to enhance classroom learning, or an experience to enhance classroom learning.

Who’s Eligible to Apply for Educator Grants?

  • Teachers or administrators in K-12 accredited schools in the counties of Marion, Hamilton, Johnson, Boone, Hendricks, and Hancock.
  • If applicant is a FORUM member, account must be in good standing, or if not a current member, have never caused a loss to FORUM in the past.
  • Have a signed consent form from their school principal for the requested project.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.


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See official rules for full details about eligibility and exclusions.

If you are a teacher and would like to receive information throughout the year about our Educator Grants, click here


FORUM's Impact 2014 to Present: $100,945 dollars awarded, 66 projects funded, 15,425+ students helped, 55 schools impacted
Resources Purchased: Literacy 26%25, STEM 38%25, Art/Music 21%25, Physical Education 18%25


Annual Grant Timeline: June 1 - Application process opens. September 1 - Application Process Closes. October 1 - Educators will be notified of their grant status. January 1 - Educator progress reports due. June 30 (or end of academic year) - Deadline by which grant funds must be used.