bright colored classroom supplies such as pencils and rulers at the left and right borders. Logo in the center reads DKG Mini Grant Program: Grants for teachers, from teachers

DKG Mini Grants Open Now

Teachers seeking financial support for special classroom activities and materials are invited to apply for DKG Mini Grants, a unique program provided by teachers, for teachers!

The Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society is a group of professional women Educators from Boone and Winnebago counties, who financially support quality education. The Zeta Chapter has established the DKG 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. The DKG Mini Grant Program is funded by two endowments, the Blanche Martin Mini Grant Fund and the Lana P. Smith Memorial Fund, each established in memory of a woman educator who was also a Zeta Chapter member. 

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, educators must complete an online application via CFNIL’s Web Portal. All applications must be submitted by Monday, January 9, 2023, by 8 a.m. Grant recipients will be notified by late February 2023. 

View full program details at Questions regarding program guidelines and criteria should be directed to Rachel Huetson, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Zeta Chapter at Questions regarding the online application should be directed to Lisa DeLang, Community Foundation of Northern Illinois at