Teachers' Mini-Grants

WHAT IS THE ROTARY CLUB OF SAN RAFAEL TEACHERS' MINI-GRANTS PROGRAM?

The Rotary Club of San Rafael Teachers’ Mini-Grants Program awards limited number of grants ranging up to $500 for special classroom projects to individual teachers of kindergarten through the eighth grades in the San Rafael School District. The mini-grants provide funds to innovative teachers who want to develop new ideas to enrich the student classroom experience.  The mini-grants are awarded to teachers who would not otherwise have sources of funding or who would have to use their own money to support the project.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Any kindergarten through sixth grade classroom teacher in the San Rafael School District is encouraged to apply for a mini-grant.  
Click here to view a printable Mini-Grant Application Form.

 

HOW ARE AWARDS MADE?

A panel of Rotary representatives from education and business will review all applications, evaluating for innovation, benefit to students and clarity.


Grant awards will provide funds for materials, equipment and other resources necessary to carry out a proposed project.  Specialized educational trips will  be considered only if they are an integral part of a proposed innovative activity.


A ceremony for awarding the mini-grants will be held at a Rotary Club of San Rafael meeting or at one of the schools.

 

HOW IS EVALUATION DONE?

Teachers complete the application form and submit it as indicated. Mini-grant recipients may be expected to complete brief written evaluations and budget expenditure reports upon project completion.

 

WHAT KINDS OF BENEFITS DOES THE PROGRAM PROVIDE TO LOCAL EDUCATION?
Click here to view teacher/class reports and thank-yous from recent grants.


WHO SPONSORS THE ROTARY CLUB OF SAN RAFAEL TEACHERS’ MINI-GRANTS PROGRAM?

The mini-grant program started in the 1999-2000 Rotary year.  The program is patterned after the 15-year success of a similar program in Southern California.  In an effort to provide a unique business investment in teachers of the San Rafael School District, local businesses, professional groups, individual and corporate sponsors, and civic organizations are asked to support the mini-grant program with donations. 

 

WHO MAY I CONTACT AT THE ROTARY CLUB ABOUT THE MINI-GRANTS?

San Rafael Rotarian Bob Marcucci is the coordinator of the Teachers' Mini-Grants Program. 
You may contact Bob via e-mail bobemarc@comcast.net or by phone at 415-456-8503.