Teacher Grants

Helping Teachers Realize Their Dreams

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ELMER’S PRODUCTS and JO-ANN FABRIC AND CRAFT STORES are the National Sponsors of the Kids In Need Teacher Grants program

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Current Grant Opportunity: 2015 Arts and Crafts Grants

The Kids In Need Foundation is offering grants sponsored by the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) Foundation for arts and crafts classroom projects from February 23 to March 31, 2015.

Purpose: To fund classroom projects to be conducted during the 2015-2016 school year that use arts and crafts materials in the activities of the projects.
Eligibility: All certified preK-12 teachers working in New Jersey public schools.
Application Deadline: Midnight, March 31, 2015.
Grant Amounts: $100 – $350
How to Apply: Apply online.

Recent Grant Recipients

Congratulations to all of the teachers that were awarded 2014 Kids In Need Foundation Teacher Grants! See the full list of recipients.


Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide educators with funding to purchase the materials they need to conduct innovative projects in their classrooms. We help engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource — our nation’s teachers.

Kids In Need Teacher Grant Applications are available on the website from July 15- Sept 30

Kids In Need Teacher GrantsRetailers, manufacturers, and credit unions support the program by sponsoring grants for classroom project ideas submitted by certified preK-12 teachers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the U.S.

Applications are available on the website each year from July 15 to September 30. Grants are from $100 to $500. Awards are based on the creativity and educational merits of the projects.

All teachers who apply receive a gift of poster and bulletin board making supplies from ArtSkills, a corporate partner of the Kids In Need Foundation.

See guidelines and suggestions.

When it’s time to apply, teachers choose from a menu of different applications to request the funds that best meet the needs of their students, including a JO-ANN FABRIC AND CRAFT STORES application that funds projects in any subject area and the ELMER’S TEACHER TOOL KIT GRANTS application that funds projects teachers select from more than 1,200 ideas on our website to replicate in their own classrooms. See the creative projects we have funded in the past in the Catalog of Winning Classroom Project Ideas.

Applications will be available here from July 15-Sept 30