Grants are available in the fall semester for teacher-initiated classroom projects to help support and encourage teachers who take innovative approaches to education. Applications are accepted through an outside organization, Donors Choose, which works across the country to make it easy for anyone to support classrooms in need.

Average Award: Varies widely
Deadline: Rolling

Criteria for eligibility

  • All teachers in schools located in Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry and Jasper counties are eligible. Only high school teachers in Allendale and Barnwell counties are eligible.

Application process and schedule

  • Interested teachers should submit a proposal on by Aug. 1. A committee composed of community members will review proposals and recommend grant recipients. If there are insufficient eligible proposals in a certain area, the committee will continue to review eligible proposals throughout the year, until the grant funds are expended.