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 Apply for $25,000 in Grants from the Classroom of the Future Foundation

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There is $25,000 in grant funding available for San Diego County public K-12 schools and districts through the Classroom of the Future Foundation (CFF). The CFF Request for Applications form is now available online.

To get started, click this link to learn how to apply for an Innovation Grant, which includes:

  • Link to the online Innovation Grant application form
  • Five benefits of applying for an Innovation Grant
  • A helpful "How to Apply" video with tips and instructions
  • Resources for the application process, including rubrics used by the judges

These grants are a part of the 18th Annual Innovation in Education Awards scheduled for May 26 at SeaWorld San Diego. The deadline to apply is Feb. 19 by midnight.  Act now to submit an application for one of four awards:

  • Inspire Award ($5,000): This award is given to programs that inspire, excite, motivate, spark, and/or influence teachers to teach and students to learn through exceptional, unprecedented, or extraordinary programs.
  • Innovation Award ($5,000): This award showcases the creative innovations of the programs that facilitate enhanced teaching and learning. The award specifically focuses on the uniqueness of the "program actions" that promote teacher innovation, increase student interest, and drive performance and/or achievement.
  • Achieve Award ($5,000): This award showcases innovative programs that are able to quantify program results/achievements that drive student learning. It specifically focuses on the "program evidence" that directly correlates to positive student outcomes.
  • Impact Award ($10,000): The Impact Award is the most prestigious award given to the single program that embodies the attirbutes of the first three awards: inspire, innovate, and achieve, which culminate to realize the fourth: IMPACT on teachers, students, and your community. This program exceeds all others in its ability to impact students and teachers through inspiring, innovative, exceptional, unprecedented, and/or extraordinary program components that are verified by quantitative and sustained results. Additionally, this program substantiates its sustainability and can be replicated by others.

How Educators and Administrators Can Help CFF 

  • Apply for an Innovation Grant by telling us about your innovative or inspiring K-12 program
  • Raise awareness by sharing the Innovation Grants opportunities and the Innovation in Education Awards with your colleagues 
  • Attend the 18th Annual Innovation in Education Awards by purchasing an Educator Ticket to the event

How Business and Community Leaders Can Help CFF 

  • Nominate an innovative or inspiring K-12 program that you're aware of in San Diego County for an Innovation Grant
  • Raise awareness by sharing the Innovation Grants opportunities and the Innovation in Education Awards with your colleagues 
  • Become a sponsor of the 18th Annual Innovation in Education Awards by contacting Jane Schlosberg at jane@classroomofthefuture.org
  • Donate today to help support our programs such as Innovation in Education, College and Career Pathways, and the COVID-19 Public Education Response Fund