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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!

Teachers who cared & funded class projects

Donald H. Saint-Germain

WINGS Academy High School

I spent $400 to cover items that they can make a model to participate in a NYCDOE Hack-A-Thon.  Materials included a design-a-thon facilitation guide, posters, maker space kits, and other items to allow students to design and iterate a solution to the snowstorm incident from November 2019 that left many of them stranded in NYC.  My students were able to win the local and borough-wide hack-a-thon and made it to the citywide final at City Hall.

Ms. Sullivan

8th grade ELA teacher, Las Vegas, NV

In the past, I spent $1,000 to obtain the supplies needed to start an art club at a school that did not offer any art classes. Materials included paint, brushes, paper, scissors, drawing pencils, aprons, and other crafting items that gave the students a creative outlet. Once established, art club students were able to help the Student Council with decorations for the school and dances. 

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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