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The Edge Fund - Education Grants for Teachers
The Edge Fund is a philanthropic extension of Learner's Edge Inc. (LEI) that is dedicated to having a lasting effect upon teaching and student learning by providing grants for teachers to support inspired learning.
Edge Fund grants for educators are designed to foster creativity and energize kids about learning. We invite you to apply for funding of your special classroom project need today.
The Funding Process
Learner’s Edge has set aside a portion of its annual revenue to support education grants for teachers in PreK-12 school classrooms (within the United States). Proposal requests for funding levels may range from $250 to $1,000.
- Teachers complete an Edge Fund Application
- Learner's Edge reviews applications and selects grant recipients
- Final projects will be displayed on the Learner's Edge website
|Grant Applications Due:||8.31.2013|
Funding Criteria & Eligibility Requirements
- Grant requestor must be a PreK-12 classroom teacher within a public or private school in the United States.
- All resources requested must be used by students or directly provide a student experience (Funds are not currently available for extracurriculars).
- Resources requested cannot foster discrimination or proselytize a religious or political viewpoint.
- Labor, capital improvements, or vehicle purchases will not be considered.
Be creative. Think big. Get ahead of the curve.
What will energize your students to learn?
Learner's Edge is Proud to Announce our Edge Fund Grant Recipients:
Roosevelt Education Center - Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Project: Healthy Kids: Mind and Body
Erwine Intermediate - Akron, Ohio
Project: Playing Boards for a Higher Level Performance
Glide Elementary - Glide, Oregon
Project: Broaden Your Perspectives with NONFICTION!
Phoenix Middle School - Worthington, Ohio
Project: Student Voice, Student Choice
The Greene School - West Greenwich, Rhode Island
Project: Class guitar - a place for students from all cultures to jam
Westmont High School - Westmont, Illinois
Project: Woodland and Wetland Restoration Project
Fall River High School - Fall River, Wisconsin
Project: Reading for Life
Conewago Elementary School - York, Pennsylvania
Project: Promoting Parental Involvement in Kindergarten
Wendell E. Green Elementary School - Chicago, Illinois
Project: Adinkra Symbolism: Reconnecting with Culture and Values
Handke Family Center - Elk River, Minnesota
Project: Speech and Language at Your Fingertips
Holy Family School - Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Project: Engineering is Elementary in My Science Classroom
Palmyra Area High School - Palmyra, Pennsylvania
Project: Online Story Time and Grammar
Lakeside Elementary - Chisago City, Minnesota
Project: Kickin' It with Keyboards
L.B. Williams Elementary - Mitchell, South Dakota
Project: Sensory Selections
Mound Elementary - Miamisburg, Ohio
Project: Ready, Set, Action! (Technology Incorporation)
Lincoln School - Rochelle, IL
Project: Social-Emotional Learning for Academic Success
Butte High School - Butte, Montana
Project: The Power of Play (Math Games)
Collins Elementary - Grand Rapids, Michigan
Project: Listening Our Way to Reading Independence
D.C. Everest Middle School - Weston, Wisconsin
Project: Fabulous Fluency
Quaker Valley High School - Leetsdale, Pennsylvania
Project: Purple Pacers Garden Refuge
McKinley Middle School - Racine, Wisconsin
Project: Viking Podcasting Network
Lincoln Trail Elementary School - Mahomet, IL
Project: Touching Technology
Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart High School - Hector, Minnesota
Project: Runaway in a Book
Chaska Middle School West - Chaska, Minnesota
Project: Music with a "SMART" Twist of Technology
Ed W. Clark High School - Las Vegas, Nevada
Project: Success with STEM - Gizmos and Learning
Missisquoi Valley Union High School - Swanton, Vermont
Project: Skype your way abroad!
Furman Templeton - Baltimore City, Maryland
Project: Books a Plenty! Books Galore! My Students Would Love Some More!
West Rocks Middle School - Norwalk, Connecticut
Project: Essential Literacy Games for Middle School Struggling Readers
Trinity Christian School - North Branch, Minnesota
Project: The importance of music in early childhood
Skyview Middle School - Oakdale, Minnesota
Project: Display your maps
Sycamore Trails Elementary - Bartlett, Illinois
Project: Playaway Library Audiobooks
Pathfinder Middle School - Pinckney, Michigan
Project: Math stories for elementary students
The Bridge Academy - Bridgeport, Connecticut
Project: Netbook Computers
Chester Area - Chester, South Dakota
Project: Discover the World with Reading
How is the Edge Fund Making a Difference?
"...the experience of having older students teaching was invaluable for both them and our children. As a result of the presentations our students' understanding of how geometric shapes occur in their every day world was greatly enhanced....we are hoping it can become a yearly event"
Carrie Fosselman, Principal
Country Elementary School, Pinckney, MI
"The commercial goes something like this:
Books - $500
Materials - $200
LIstening to children learn how to read - PRICELESS!
Mrs. Orton (grant recipient) has an excitement for books that I have seen in no other and she cleverly carries over that excitement in her classroom. I am thrilled that more books can be placed in the hands of Chester Students through this grant."
Chester Area School
"...I am so thankful for this grant and the work it has allowed us to do with students. Overall, students have a better intelligence of how music works in our world, have had more fun learning about music and most importantly have developed a deeper appreciation for music in our lives through this grant."
Chaska Middle School West
Dear Learner's Edge,
My name is Chloe. I am in 6th grade at D.C. Everest Middle School...I know that all of us in the classroom are trying our best to be fluent readers. We all love the voice recorders...It is fun to listen to our reading. Thank you.
Dear Learner's Edge,
Thank you for the Edge Fund Grand and providing us with so many games for math...The games have also made math so much more interesting!
Butte High School