Teaching Tolerance Grants
Description: Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants support educators who embrace and embed anti-bias principles throughout their schools. These grants support projects that promote affirming school climates and educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy. The grants fund projects on three levels: school, classroom and district.
School- and District-Level
These projects will focus on improving school climate, responding to and preventing incidents of hate, or embedding the concepts found in the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards into the school- or district-wide curriculum. These projects may also focus on improving teachers’ capacities to adopt the practices articulated in Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education and in our school climate resources, or to promote dialogue among school and district community members about anti-bias issues at school.
These grants will help teachers promote empathy and kindness, positive identity development, perspective taking, critical thinking about injustice and collective action. These projects offer teachers the resources necessary to create safe and welcoming classrooms that reflect the outcomes described in the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards. Preference is given to projects that emphasize student action and promote student voice.
Eligibility: Educators nationwide in public or private K-12 spaces, as well as in alternative schools, therapeutic schools and juvenile justice facilities are eligible to apply. Educators working outside of the U.S., or at community-based, informal learning sites are not eligible to apply at this time.
Award: Up to $10,000.