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Help our Teachers Fund

Thousands of teachers across the United States have participated in exciting programs funded by the foundation’s donors for almost 20 years.

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.

Today, teachers need our help even more!

Did you know…

  • Teachers, surveyed recently, report that they spend an average of $500 a year of their own funds to purchase items or services they need for their students.
  • This year state budgets have been negatively impacted due to COVID-19 emergency spending – they will be cutting school budgets drastically!

The Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning (FILL) has created the Help Our Teachers Fund to help with funds that would often come out of a teacher’s pocket. Show your support to our teachers return by making your tax-deductible donation today!

The Help Our Teachers Fund

Teachers across the U.S.  will be able 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 during the 2020/2021 school year. 

Our goal is to raise a minimum of $50,000. The number of grants available will depend on the amount of funds raised by the end of the year.

FILL is generously investing in $10,000.00 to help launch the fund. We hope we can count on your financial support to make an impact in our nation’s classrooms.

Are you ready to make an impact?

Make your TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation today!

A few of our amazing grant winners!

Hillery Holmes

“Words cannot describe how happy we are to finally have headphones for our students to use! They will allow the students to focus, to be heard, and to learn so much more! Thank you so much!” – Hillery Holmes

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).

Teachers apply for a mini-grant


Teachers make a difference every day in student’s lives. State budget shortfalls will reduce funding to schools in the new year!

2020 will be a lean year for school budgets. 94% of public school teachers report spending their own money on supplies. (2018 Department of Education survey). 

The Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning has donated to the HELP OUR TEACHERS FUND. We invite teachers to apply for mini-grants to use for their classroom needs.

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Teachers who have received a mini-grant

Valerie Bradshaw
Washington High School
Princess Anne, MD 21853

Hillery Holmes
Graham Elementary School
Talladega, AL 35160

Heather Alexander
Newberry High School
Newberry, SC

Jill Tullio
Lockport High School
Lockport, New York

Kyle Seiverd
Toms River High School
Toms River, New Jersey

Lourdes Diaz,
Wings Academy
Bronx, New York

Jaymie Burleson
Marshall Elementary School
Checotah, OK 74426

Allison Pattion
Dunbar Elementary Schoo
Memphis, TN

Harmony Jones
Drake Middle School
Arvada, CO

Robin DeMarsico
Beachwood elementary School Beachwood, New Jersey

Faith Hvisdas
Oaklyn Public School
Oaklyn, New Jersey

Rosio Gonzalez
Wings Academy
Bronx, New York

Jessica Morasco
Charter Oak High School
Covina, CA 91724

Maria F. Pena
Bailey’s Elementary School
Falls Church, VA

Carrie Ann Wylie
Wayne Valley High School
Wayne, New Jersey

Nicole DiGiso
Manalapan Englishtown Middle School Manalapan, New Jersey

Jeffrey Shanfield
Westlake School Union County
Wakefield New Jersey

Venita Tomlinson
School 21
Paterson N.J. 07514

Debra Berkey
Montessori Academy
Paradise Valley, AZ

Christy Graham
William P. Tatem
Collingswood, New Jersey

Sharon Kernan
Delran Intermediate School
Delran, New Jersey

Domonique Revere
Our Lady of Mercy Academy Newfield, New Jersey

Teachers apply for a mini-grant

A Special Thanks to Our Donors