Education Mini-Grants

Helping local teachers make a difference.

Education mini-grants support innovative classroom projects that assist in reaching Goal 2025 through the five priority areas of Kindergarten Readiness, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math), Literacy, Remediation, and Creating a Positive College and Career Culture. All education grants are required to align with one of the education priorities.

Mini-grants are available to Newaygo County educators teaching grades preschool (ages 3-5 years) through 12th-grade and include private/public schools and state licensed early childhood learning centers and daycares for preschool aged children.


The 2017-2018 mini-grant application closed on September 29. Fall mini-grants will be awarded November/December 2017.

Complete your evaluation

Please submit all 2017-18 mini-grant evaluations to your school business office*. The budget balance will be verified by your school business office and evaluations submitted to the Community Foundation on your behalf. Check with your district office for school district deadlines. Evaluations for the 2017-2018 school year are due May 1, 2018. Future grant awards are contingent upon completion of the mini-grant evaluation. Complete your evaluation here.

*Private daycare centers should submit evaluations to Brenda Burt at the Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency