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.
We are no longer accepting proposals for this year. Applications will be available again in the fall.
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.