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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?

  • FORUM Credit Union members in good standing with their FORUM account opening date no less than one-year prior to the time of application. Or, the applicant must be employed as a teacher or administrator at a school corporation (or partner company running a licensed, curriculum based educational program) that has a written or oral agreement with FORUM Credit Union.
  • Teachers/administrators must return the signed consent form.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

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

The application process for the 2019-2020 school year will open June 1.

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.