Help Our Teachers Grants


The Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning (FILL) began its first fundraiser to help educators in 2020, as the pandemic made the work of our frontline teachers tougher.

Teachers within donor sponsored states are invited to apply for a grant of up to $500 to help them with expenses related to a special project or classroom supplies they will need for teaching in virtual, hybrid or in person school scenarios. Applications are available on this website. They are reviewed and funds granted to educators once a year.

Educators from New Jersey are invited to apply for the 2024 school year grants.

We are grateful to our educators for their knowledge and dedication to our students and schools. Our mission is to make every effort to provide resources and assistance to educators as we work to shape a better future for American youth.

Our past grant winners!

Hillery Holmes

These programs have been provided at no cost to the teachers and have included curricula for students based on the areas such as STEM, environmental studies, financial literacy, civic awareness, social and emotional learning, leadership, and more.

Jaymie Burleson

1st-5th grade Self Contained Special Education teacher, Checotah, OK.

Thank you for funding our classroom! The grant money was such a godsend for our kiddos in these unprecedented times. We were able to purchase light filters, a set of markerboards, markers, erasers, coats, classroom supplies, cleanex, and some snacks for our kiddos. The light filters have been a total game changer! The classroom is very calm and serene with the reduced noise and flickering of the harsh fluorescent lighting. Staff and students both have less headaches. The students are able to focus on their assignments without the distraction of the lighting. We appreciate it so much!

Venita Tomlinson

Many of my students live in temporary homeless shelters. A full 100% of our students are entitled to free breakfast and lunch. Although my students face many challenges at home and in the community, my students are wonderful, inquisitive, and enthusiastic learners.

I just wanted to let you know how elated my students were to discover that we have new books to add to our school library. I have purchased a variety of e-books for pre-k – middle school so that I can conduct remote read aloud using Loom (screen-casting tool).