Fund for Teachers 2017


October 4, 2016: The Ford Family Foundation is bringing the national Fund for Teachers grant program to Douglas County, Oregon, for a second year. The program supports teacher-designed educational experiences that impact their practice, students and school communities.


The Foundation, in partnership with Fund for Teachers, is providing this opportunity to Douglas County public school teachers. Up to $50,000 total will be awarded to teachers in Douglas County.

Individuals may apply for up to $5,000 and school teams up to $10,000. Apply to become a 2017 Douglas County Fund for Teachers grant recipient at

Deadline:  January 31, 2017

Since 2001, Fund for Teachers has invested $23 million in more than 6,500 pre-K–12 teachers across the United States. 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 – anywhere in the United States or around the world.

Fund for Teachers’ 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. Fund for Teacher grants renew teachers’ passion for their work, nurture connections to colleagues at home and around the world, and maximize their impact on students’ lives.

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.

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