Foundation / Corporation
The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County (CFMDIN)
Grants of up to $450 to Delaware County, Indiana K-12 teachers, special needs teachers, itinerant teachers, and counselors to enhance the classroom learning experience. Applications are invited for innovative programs, projects, and ideas that are intended to stimulate learning.
Teachers often have instructional ideas they would like to implement in their classrooms. Unfortunately, a lack of funds can prevent them from moving forward. The Robert P. Bell Education Grants are awarded to teachers with innovative ideas, programs, or projects that are designed to stimulate learning in their students.
GrantWatch ID#: 174963
Grants are awarded from $50 - $450.
Grants are available to K-12 teachers, counselors, special needs teachers and itinerant teachers working in schools in Delaware County.
The Foundation does not make grants to individuals and generally does not make grants for religious purposes, for covering budget deficits, for travel, for fundraising events, for endowments or for projects normally the responsibility of a government agency.
Items such as bus transportation, field trip admissions, speaker fees, etc. are not generally funded. Funding for items such as book sets, e-books, videos, kits, cameras, electronics, computer equipment, or supplies will not be considered unless they are an integral part of a creative project.
Deadlines are quarterly through the academic year. Applications are submitted in the online grants system. Applicants should take into consideration the following dates when planning for their projects.
-Deadline: September 1; Applicants notified: September 20
-Deadline: November 1; Applicants notified: November 22
-Deadline: February 1; Applicants notified: February 21
-Deadline: April 1; Applicants notified: April 18
Applications are due by midnight on the day of the deadlines. Teachers may submit applications in the April cycle for projects beginning in the following academic year.
Applications are available 30 days prior to each deadline. There is no limit on the number of applications a teacher can submit in each grant cycle or in a year. A separate application should be submitted for each project. Applicants should account for approximately 60 or more days between deadline and start of project to account for administration.
Applicants are notified of decisions no later than 21 days after the deadline. If awarded, grant money is sent directly to the applicant’s school system within 30 days of the deadline. Teachers will need to follow their school system’s procedures for purchases or reimbursements.
First-time applicants are required to contact the foundation. In some cases, a meeting may be required.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc.
P.O. Box 807
Muncie, In 47308
USA: Indiana: Delaware County