Classroom Improvement Grants for Educators

We give money to teachers who think of exciting ways to help their students learn and grow.


Bring your classroom to life by unleashing your creativity and engaging students with innovative classroom ideas. A Foothill Classroom Improvement Grant can help turn those ideas into a reality!


  • Grants are awarded in amounts up to $500
  • Grants are available to any certificated teacher, learning specialist, or librarian
  • Applicant must work for one of Foothill's school partners
  • Grants can be used for equipment, educational software, special books or materials
  • If the recipient leaves the school, any capital goods remain school property
  • Recipients agree that their name/picture may be used for promotional purposes to enhance awareness of the Foothill's Classroom Improvement Grant
  • One application per person
  • You must be a member of Foothill Credit Union to apply. Not a member yet? Join Today!
Submission deadline: Friday, October 4, 2024


Educators who work at one of our valued Select Employer Group schools enjoy access to many membership benefits. From savings programs and loan discounts to classroom enrichment funding, we offer the resources to support you and your essential work.

School employees enjoy the following Foothill Credit Union membership benefits:

  • Summertime Savings—Automatically set aside funds during the academic year. Access your savings with enhanced dividend rates to bridge the gap of summer months without a paycheck.
  • Educator Plus Savings—Seamlessly shift savings from Summertime to an Educator Plus account, earning enhanced rates to maximize funds reserved for summer.
  • Career Supply Loan—Bring innovative teaching ideas to life with low-cost loans that provide extra funding for special classroom projects, materials, and supplies.
  • Career Advancement Scholarship—Advance your education career with annual scholarship opportunities for members pursuing growth in the field.
  • Technology Loan—Stay ahead with loans for modern teaching tools. Our low rates help educators acquire laptops, tablets, cameras, and more cutting-edge classroom technology.
  • Career Advancement Loan—Boost your resume and reach the next level in your education career with low-rate loans. Receive up to $15,000 to cover continuing education and professional development.
  • Programs for Your Students—Engaging financial literacy programs, seminars, and scholarships to equip your students with real-world money management skills. From budgeting basics to college planning, we offer the tools to set them up for financial success.
  • Financial Literacy Lesson Plans for Teachers—Free dynamic financial literacy lesson plans covering budgeting, credit, saving, investing, and more. Take advantage of turnkey resources to seamlessly integrate real-world money skills into your curriculum.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The classroom improvement grant for teachers program provides funds up to $500 to K-12 teachers to purchase equipment, books, software, and other materials to enrich student learning. The program supplements limited school funding so you can bring impactful teaching ideas to life

Any certified teacher, librarian, or learning specialist working at a partnering public school, elementary school, middle school, or high school. Applicant must be a member in order to apply and receive grant funds.

You can use grant funds to purchase equipment, educational software, special books or materials.

You can submit an application now. The submission deadline is Friday, October 4th at 5 pm PST.

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