Shannon Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications: Apply by April 15

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Again this year, the Edgar and Eleanor Shannon Foundation for Excellence in Public Education wants to help Albemarle County and Charlottesville City teachers and schools implement their best ideas! Last year, the Shannon Foundation awarded nearly $22,000 to fund 12 grants! For the 2023-24 school year, the Foundation is offering two levels of financial support: Level 1 grants up to $750 will be awarded to classroom teachers, individually or in teams, for projects that support original and innovative student activities. Level 2 grants up to $5,000 may be awarded to schools for creative projects that enhance student learning across age and grade levels. The Foundation funds projects that directly involve and benefit students and encourages proposals for projects that would not ordinarily be funded as part of regular school budgets.

To learn more and apply, click here to open the application or visit the Shannon Foundation’s Grants page. The grant application includes funding guidelines, criteria, and submission instructions. Completed applications must be received by April 15, 2023, for consideration. For assistance, please contact Stephanie Leech, Administrator, at