In the spring of each year, individual teachers or teams of teachers are invited to design projects based on their own classroom or school needs and submit these projects to the Shannon Foundation for funding consideration. Grants are awarded blindly based on competitive criteria emphasizing classroom effectiveness and active student involvement. Grants are awarded without knowledge of which teacher, which school, or which school system the proposed program will benefit.
Shannon Foundation 1368 Reas Ford Road Earlysville, VA 22936 email
The Shannon Foundation wants to help teachers and schools implement their best ideas for achieving excellence in the classroom. We offer Level 1 grants, not to exceed $750, to classroom teachers, individually or in teams, for projects that support original and innovative student activities. Level 2 grants, not to exceed $5,000, are offered to school teams, led by a coordinating teacher or building administrator, for creative projects that enhance student learning across age and grade levels.
Click here for our application form. Click here for our grant reporting form. Click here for our current list of grant winners.