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Grants 4 Teachers funds highly creative ideas that otherwise would be impossible to implement in the classroom due to school system funding constraints. We want to help fund teachers' creative ideas to stimulate and inspire our students’ learning. Grants are awarded from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $500. A volunteer committee of citizens including retired teachers, business people and parents review the applications.

In 2016 eleven teachers in Anne Arundel County public schools were able to stretch their students’ imaginations and skill sets thanks to grants from the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County’s Grants 4 Teachers Fund. Projects touched different schools in all parts of the County and were each funded in amounts from $200-500 for a total of $5,863. Since the Fall of 2009 when Grants 4 Teachers was launched, due to the generosity of local donors the Community Foundation has funded 133 proposals for a total of $59,267.

So many of our teachers have great ideas and don’t know how to launch the fruits of their creative and meaningful thinking.  Your grants give them hope and means to move their dreams forward.  - 

Maureen M. McMahon, Ph.D., Deputy Superintendent for Academics and Strategic Initiatives, Anne Arundel County Public Schools

All teachers working for Anne Arundel County Public Schools may apply, including but not limited to special needs teachers, music, art, etc. The application process is easy and the grant is awarded directly to the school on behalf of a teacher. Applications are due in September and should be submitted in PDF format via email to Jan Hoffberger at

Grant requests will be reviewed within 30 business days.

Examples of previously funded projects include musical instruments and art supplies, paperback books for students to take home and share with their parents, field trips to reinforce social studies or science lessons, and technical equipment to promote scientific investigations.

Click the photo to watch a video about Grants 4 Teachers' partnership with Anne Arundel County Public Schools


If you are interested in learning more about Grants 4 Teachers, please call our staff at 410.280.1102.