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GrantEd Supports Schooling at Home

When the pandemic hit the world, we at GrantEd had no idea how life would change for any of us, let alone the many dedicated teachers we serve. We wondered if teachers’ need for GrantEd as a resource would diminish; we wondered how we could best support them in this unprecedented time. After two months, we are excited to have received so many grant requests that help teachers stay productive and engaged with their students during distance learning.

We have funded diverse requests that include care packages sent to student homes, 5th grade graduation gifts, home office supplies, innovative online teaching platforms, accessories and tons and tons of books. Teachers have proven that they are resilient and flexible, and we’re honored to have done our small part to help navigate a new normal.

As we wind down this school year and begin to look towards the next, remember that GrantEd remains the reliable resource it has always been for teachers! We will start taking grant requests again in July for August awards and we look forward to seeing the different ways teachers solve instructional challenges as schools seek ways to best accommodate required learning outcomes while keeping children and families healthy and safe--whether that means partial at-school attendance, rolling group instruction with reduced class sizes, or continued at-home instruction. Our aim is to help teachers pivot in whatever ways are necessary to best serve their studentsat no personal cost. Here are just some of the requests GrantEd has funded in the last few weeks!


  • Sixty-four hardcover, end-of-year photo books

  • Materials to create kits to send home to students (sand buckets, sketch pads, pencils, crayons, Play-Doh, writing practice workbooks, magnetic letters, and sidewalk chalk)


  • Kindred by Octavia Butler

  • Wonder by Raquel Jaramillo

  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

  • Read-at-home leveled reader book sets


  • Printer and printer ink

  • Envelopes

  • Paper

  • Stamps

  • Themed bulletin board sets and borders

  • Educational posters and games

  • Construction paper

  • Pencils

  • Scissors

  • Dry erase board, markers, dry eraser, and cleaner

  • Wireless graphics drawing tablet

  • Magnetic boards


  • Subscription to Cisco Webex

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Camera tripod

  • SmartMike

  • Digital microscope and slides

  • Chalkboard decal selfie ring light

  • Augmented Reality STEM toy

  • Ultra High Definition USB Document Camera and 3 year protection plan

  • Flash cards

  • Finger puppets

  • ELA student/teacher books and center cards

  • ELA and SS e-books for distance learning


  • Learning center

  • Magna tiles

  • Learning Colors bulletin board set

  • Multiple packs of bulletin board accents

  • Construct-a-letter activity center

  • Basic skills poster pack

  • Math manipulatives


  • Tuition for the Breathe for Change 200-hour Wellness, Social-Emotional Learning, and Yoga Teacher Training

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