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Individual Schools Grant

The Individual Schools Grant supports the Kansas City region (Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas, and Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri) district, charter, and private schools serving lower-income students.

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has been a longtime champion of innovation and rethinking education. But in the last few years, it has become even more evident that real innovation comes from those that are closest to the challenges. School leaders in the Kansas City metro region have shown over and over again that they are creating change with their staff, students, and communities. As we collectively rebuild better in our region, we want to support future-forward approaches school leaders are using to make their schools ready for the future.

This year’s Individual Schools Grant application closed in February 2021. More information about our 2021 grantees coming soon.

The Individual Schools Grant supports the Kansas City region (Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas, and Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri) district, charter, and private schools serving lower-income students. Areas of focus include professional learning and development, curriculum and instruction, student support, and parent/community engagement, ultimately leading to improved student outcomes. School leaders are invited to apply for a grant of up to $125,000 per year, which will support initiatives that take place within an individual elementary or middle school. This grant opportunity will also provide school leaders access to a national and regional learning community, Rethink ED, facilitated by the Kauffman Foundation.

2020 grantees