Blanche Martin Mini Grant

Blanche Martin Mini Grant

Grant Information Grant Status: Open Applications Open: November 15, 2019 Applications Close: December 16, 2019 Awards Announced: January 2020 Learn How to Register & Apply

The Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a group of key women educators from Boone and Winnebago Counties
The Zeta Chapter has established the Blanche Martin Mini-Grant Program with the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL), which makes financial awards to qualified Early Childhood through Grade 12 Educators currently teaching in Boone and Winnebago Counties.

This year, the Blanche Martin Mini Grant will award six $250 awards.

To be eligible for funding, an applicant must:

  • Be a qualified Early Childhood through Grade 12 educator
  • Be currently teaching in Boone or Winnebago Counties

The mini-grants may be used to fund special classroom activities, purchase educational materials, attend workshops, or implement any other project that enhances or improves the quality of education.  The project should:

  1. Improve and enhance a classroom’s academic program,
  2. Encourage creativity in students,
  3. Involve a broad range of students,
  4. Have the potential for being replicated, and
  5. Be implemented in the same academic year in which the grant is awarded.

To apply for the mini-grants, educators must complete an online application. Applications are available through CFNIL’s Web Portal. All applications must be submitted by December 16, 2019 by 5 p.m.  Grant recipients will be notified in January 2020.

Grant recipients will be required to submit a final report within four months of grant approval. Past grant recipients will be excluded from future grant consideration if the final report has not been submitted for prior funding. Grant recipients will also be asked to prepare a brief presentation about their project to be presented at a Zeta Chapter meeting to be held in late spring 2020. 

Questions regarding program guidelines and criteria should be directed to Meghan Hembrough, Co-Chairman, Personal Growth and Services Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Zeta Chapter.

Questions regarding the online application should be directed to James Patterson, Grants Officer, Community Foundation of Northern Illinois at 779-210-8206.

Questions? Issues with your application? Contact James!

James Patterson
James Patterson
Program Director
Phone: 779-210-8206
Email: James Patterson