Every year, Montana educators raid their own bank accounts to buy classroom supplies and enrichment projects for their students.
The Montana Professional Teaching Foundation created the Karen Cox Memorial Grants to help. Named for the late Karen Cox, one of Montana’s great teachers, these grants are not intended to replace school funds but rather to support teachers who dig into their own pockets to help their students succeed.
The grants are small ($500 maximum) but mighty. Successful applicants put funds to great use such as purchasing wobble chairs, full-spectrum lighting, stress management tools, hand chimes, kindergarten coding materials, and more that students can use for years.
Download the grant application information and application form BELOW. The form is fillable, or you can print it to fill it out. Mail a hard copy of the form to Donna Graveley, MPTF, 1232 E 6th Ave., Helena, MT 59601.
Grant applications must be received by December 2 each year.