Teacher Innovation Grants empower teachers with opportunities to inspire their students to succeed in school. Each year, teachers with grants are able to create memorable, interactive and enhanced learning experiences -- experiences that would not exist without the additional funding. The Innovation Grants provide teachers with opportunities to better connect with their students in new and innovative ways, enabling higher levels of learning in the classroom and on field trips. Since 2007, Teacher Innovation Grants (TIG) have empowered over 1,000 teachers with more than $500,000 in grant money.
Grants are available for teachers who work in Santa Clara County public school districts or charter schools that have a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF). If your district is not listed below, contact your Superintendent about this opportunity and request that a MOU be signed with SVEF.
Previous grant recipients are not eligible to apply again although SVEF hopes to open the process to previous recipients in the future.
The Teacher Innovation Grant application process has been completed for the 2012 - 2013 school year. Please check back in August 2013.
Find out everything you need to know to apply for a grant, including eligibility requirements, application deadlines and how to get started as a first time requester or a returning applicant.
Learn how a Teacher Innovation Grant provided an amazing experience for one teacher’s class, and turned around one particular student who had been struggling all year.
SVEF has awarded more than 750 grants to Silicon Valley educators. Explore the different types of classroom and field trip grants that are igniting new ways of student learning.
Download a flyer for more information about Teacher Innovation Grants and find out how it can help you provide exciting, new learning experiences for your students.
For questions about applying for a Teacher Innovation Grant, contact Bob Nichols, Education Manager at Bob@svefoundation.org or 408-790-9450.