Mini Grants

2020-21 Mini-Grant Competition

Mini-grants up to a maximum of $500 will be available through a competitive application process starting August 31.  Applications will be done on-line and MUST include a letter of support from your school's building administrator as part of the application process in order to be considered.  

What project can you propose to benefit your school and/or your classroom?  Be sure to describe the project clearly and answer all the questions on the application fully to increase your chances of being funded.  Also, be sure to  inform your building administrator of your intent and the need for a letter of support.  You will not be able to submit your application without a digital copy of that letter of support attached to the application form.

Are you new to grant writing? Watch this helpful mini-grant how-to video produced by our friends at the Yuma Educators Summit.

Mini-Grant Criteria:

  1. Projects and programs must support the school and grade level State Standards.
  2. The mini-grant will not fund field trips.
  3. Selected projects must expend funds during the current school year.
  4. ALL MATERIALS PURCHASED WITH FUNDING FROM A MINI-GRANT BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE SCHOOL AND ARE TO BE LEFT AT THE RECIPIENT’S SCHOOL UPON LEAVING THAT SCHOOL.

Deadline for submission of proposals is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 9.  Notification of awards will take place during the week of October 26th.

Click on the "Mini-Grant Application" button below for the on-line application which opens August 31:

For questions or further information, please contact Nancy Blitz at edfoundationofyumacounty@gmail.com


Congratulations to our 2019-20 Mini-grant Awardees!!

  1. Araceli Valtierra - Desert Sonora Elementary School/Somerton             $500.00
  2. Theodore Thorp - Gowan/Crane                                                                 $437.90
  3. Jessica Cecil - Cibola High School                                                             $484.30
  4. Amanda Coltman - Cibola High School                                                      $300.00
  5. Brandie Luna - Palmcroft Elementary / Yuma District 1                            $500.00
  6. Ian Coltman - Kofa High School                                                                  $374.29
  7. Shannon Manigault - Carver Elementary / Yuma District 1                      $500.00
  8. Cathy Duffy - Great Beginnings PreSchool / Crane                                  $468.00
  9. Ana Duarte - Kofa High School                                                                   $479.00
  10. Karla Jones - Centennial Middle School / Crane                                       $364.83
  11. Elisadel Evans - Great Beginnings PreSchool / Crane                              $500.00
  12. Rachel Mesa - H.L. Suverkrup Elementary / Crane                                   $500.00

The Education Foundation Board was pleased to be able to award a total of $5408.32 for the 2019-20 academic year to teachers across the county.