Offer your students a fun experience, a sense of achievement and a source of pride!
An EJK Mini-Grant program is a creative and innovative activity … that takes place in class or out in the community … provides an enriched experience … and is funded solely by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. It is an opportunity for a public school teacher or librarian to present a special project outside the standard curriculum or an engaging way to help students meet curricular goals.
has these three clear steps; 1) preparation and introduction, 2) activity & engagement, 3) final culmination/outcome.
provides an enriched learning experience.
is supported solely by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.
costs $500 or less.
is offered free of charge.
is implemented during the summer or school year following receipt of the Mini-Grant.
Application Form: After you submit, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to your application. Print and save the application when you receive the confirmation link. If you receive a grant you will need a copy of your application to implement your program.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis we will be accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year until April 7, 2020.
Email: Your application must include a functional email address to which you have free access. You can expect to receive emails from us.
Confirmation: After you submit, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to your application. If you don’t receive the confirmation, notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Mini-Grants.”
Mailing list: Applicants are added to the email list for the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation’s quarterly newsletter.
Notification: You will be notified by email about the status of your application on or around May 1—whether or not your proposal has been accepted.
Checks: Mini-Grant checks will be mailed on or around May 15. Contact us if you have not heard from us by June 1.
Lost checks: Replacements for lost or expired award checks will be issued with a $25 deduction.
Final Reports: Due by June 1 of next year—approximately one year after receipt of the award check.