Fund For Teachers 2022 application now open

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December 2, 2021

Roseburg, Oregon: The Ford Family Foundation is bringing the national Fund for Teachers (FFT) grant program to Douglas County, Oregon for a seventh year. The program supports teacher-designed summer learning experiences that impact their practice, students and school communities. Up to $5,000 may be awarded for individuals and $10,000 for teams. From Reedsport to Glendale and Roseburg to Winston, eligible public school educators in Douglas County are strongly encouraged to apply at

Up to $50,000 total will be awarded to teachers in Douglas County. Applications are open until January 20, 2022. All Douglas County public school teachers who have three or more years of experience in the classroom and are committed to teaching the following year are eligible to submit an individual or team proposal for summer educational experiences they deem relevant to their careers and classrooms.

FFT’s mission is to enrich the personal and professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities that they believe will create the greatest impact on their practice. FFT’s grants renew teachers’ passion for their work, nurture connections to colleagues at home and around the world, and maximize their impact on students’ lives. Since 2001, FFT has invested $23 million in more than 6,500 pre-K–12 teachers across the United States.

This initiative is part of The Ford Family Foundation’s ongoing work to support teachers and develop networks of high-quality teachers and leaders in Douglas County, Oregon, that collaborate to drive improvements in the academic and life outcomes of their students.

See application information at

About The Ford Family Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation was established in 1957 by Kenneth W. and Hallie E. Ford. Its mission is “successful citizens and vital rural communities” in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. The Foundation is located in Roseburg, Oregon, with a Scholarship office in Eugene.

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