Advancing and supporting education professionals and public-school students in Ohio.
About the Foundation
The work of the Ohio Educational Foundation is to fund initiatives that enhance student learning, student achievement, and well-being, as well as promote social justice. Its Board of Directors has announcing four funding opportunities for the 2019-2020 academic year:
- Diversity Grants — To develop and pursue instructional classroom programs or curriculum that promote diversity, tolerance, and respect for humankind.
- Innovation Grants — For the pursuit of innovative and creative practices where learning is enriched by experiences or projects.
- Whisper Grants — Direct assistance to an OEA student-member with an identified hardship in meeting an educational or personal need.
- Make-A-Wish — In collaboration with Make-A-Wish®, the Foundation provides seed money for OEA Locals seeking to make a child’s wish come true.
Apply for a Grant Today!
Submitting completed grant applications through the new OEA online form tool is encouraged. Otherwise, send via U.S. Mail or email to the addresses indicated.
Foundation Board of Directors
- Cassandra Daniels, Columbus E.A.
- Matthew DeMatteis, Dublin E.A.
- Angel Dyer-Sanchez, Columbus E.A.
- Dan Greenberg, Sylvania E.A.
- Melanie Hameed, Warren E.A.
- Becky Higgins; Chair, OEA President
- Lori Michalec, Tallmadge Teachers Assoc.
- Patty Nyquist, OEA Director, EPR & Member Advc.
- Cheryl Williams, Dublin Support Assn.
- Scott DiMauro, OEA Vice President
- Mark Hill, OEA Secretary-Treasurer
- Sheryl Mathis, OEA Executive Director
- Kristy Spires, Assist. Executive Director ‐ Business Services
Diversity Grants are to develop and pursue instructional programs or curriculum that promote an appreciation for diversity, equity, and respect for humankind within the classroom and educational environment.
Three grants, up to $3,000 each, will be awarded. Application deadline:
Feb. 1, 2019.
Innovation Grants are offered to those who are in pursuit of innovative and creative practices where learning is being enriched by experiences or projects.
Two grants, up to $5,000 each, will be awarded. Application deadline:
Feb. 1, 2019. Grant Application
Whisper Grants provides direct assistance to improve a member’s learning environment or academic performance through meeting basic needs such as eyeglasses, hygiene items, repairs to a broken wheelchair, etc.
Applications are reviewed monthly with a $200 maximum and an annual funding of $5,000.
The Kids For Wish Kids® program fosters the value of community service by providing students with hands-on experience in helping to grant local wishes through school fundraising.
Ohio Educational Foundation
OEA Awards Committee
225 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43216
Note: If submitting an online application, it must be completed in a single session, as you will not be able to save and return to it at a later time.
The OEA Educational Foundation has been determined by the IRS to be a 501(c)(3) charitable organization eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with IRS Code section 170.