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Creative Educator Grants

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Passion + classrooms = magic

Lack of funding should never get in the way of projects that excite curiosity, deepen understanding, and encourage new ways of seeing. That’s why we award grants of up to $2,500 to K–12 educators. We love projects that spark something new and want to see proposals for helping kids create and teachers innovate.

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Upcoming application period (Aug. 15–Sept. 30)

For the 2024 application period (August 1–September 30) we're increasing the possible grant amount to $2,500 to help fund even larger and more impactful projects.

 [The Sphero National Parks Project] was a hit with my fourth graders. They couldn’t have been more excited to construct and paint their park models, and then code their Sphero robot ‘park rangers’ to show their classmates around. Without SELCO's grant, this learning experience would not have been possible. 
— Natalie Richards, 2021 Creative Educator Grant recipient from Tom McCall Elementary in Redmond

Grant Spotlight: Martha Dyer

Out with the oldie moldies and in with the new, as 2022 grant recipient, Martha Dyer, says! An educator at César E. Chávez Elementary School, learn more about how she stepped up to find creative ways to encourage excitement around new library book offerings.

Grant Spotlight: Judy Tacchini

With each project there is the possibility of unexpected barriers – and unexpected breakthroughs. Hear more as Judy Tacchini, an educator at Cascade Middle School and 2021 grant recipient, highlights her students’ creative project, “Bruh… How Are We Supposed to ‘Live, Laugh, Love’ in These Conditions?”