The Community Foundation of Southern Maryland is making grants available to elementary and middle schools through the Green Apple Fund for teachers who purchase supplies for their classrooms. Grants ranging from $25 to $100 are available. Educators who teach in private and public schools in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties, grades one through eight, are invited to apply. Grants are awarded to the schools.
According to Gretchen Hardman, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, the Green Apple Fund was established to help support teachers who spend their own money on supplies for their classrooms. Hardman explained, “Every school year, teachers purchase sundry materials to create interesting lessons for their students, and they buy supplies they need for their classrooms. These Green Apple grants are awarded to the schools to help supplement the school budget for educational materials.”
Applications for the Green Apple Fund for Educators are available on the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland’s website. Grant applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., February 2, 2015, and grant awards will be announced in March 2015. Awards range from $25- $100 and will be distributed in the order they are received until the allocated funds have been exhausted. Only one application per teacher will be accepted. Funds are awarded for the current school year. If the applicant has already purchased any supplies for the current school year,
receipts should be attached to the application.
Applications are available online at www.cfsomd.org/grants. For more information, contact Gretchen Hardman, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, at 240-670-4483. Applications must be submitted to the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, P.O. Box 716, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622, or emailed to Gretchen@cfsomd.org.