Since the first Teacher Innovation Grant was awarded in 2006, Silicon Valley Education Foundation has contributed more than $400,000 to over 750 educators and their students throughout Silicon Valley. We strive to continue to grow this program to consistently support new ways of teaching and learning in and outside the classroom.
In the 2010-2011 school year, SVEF funded 166 Teacher Innovation Grants with a contribution of over $100,000. Of these grants, 132 grants enabled teachers to bring the newest ideas in education into their classrooms and 34 funded student field trips that brought learning to life. Over 40% were Collaborative Grants, encouraging teachers to work together and students to make connections across the curriculum. Learn more about SVEF’s 2010-2011 Teacher Innovation Grants.
In the 2009-2010 school year, SVEF funded 194 Teacher Innovation Grants with an investment of over $116,000. Of these grants, 161 were used to improve student learning in teacher classrooms and 33 funded student outings. Over 30% of were Collaborative Grants. Read more about SVEF’s 2009-2010 Teacher Innovation Grants.
In the 2008-2009 school year, SVEF funded 155 Teacher Innovation Grants with a contribution of over $99,000. Of these grants, 122 funded primarily technology resources and tools for teaching and learning in classrooms and 33 were applied to student field trips. Over 30% were Collaborative Grants. Learn more about SVEF’s 2008-2009 Teacher Innovation Grants.
The Teacher Innovation Grant application process has been completed for the 2012 - 2013 school year. Please check back in August 2013.
Find out everything you need to know to apply for a grant, including eligibility requirements, application deadlines and how to get started as a first time requester or a returning applicant.
Learn how a Teacher Innovation Grant provided an amazing experience for one teacher’s class, and turned around one particular student who had been struggling all year.
SVEF has awarded more than 750 grants to Silicon Valley educators. Explore the different types of classroom and field trip grants that are igniting new ways of student learning.
Download a flyer for more information about Teacher Innovation Grants and find out how it can help you provide exciting, new learning experiences for your students.
For questions about applying for a Teacher Innovation Grant, contact Bob Nichols, Education Manager at Bob@svefoundation.org or 408-790-9450.