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 Grant for Students in Need — Funds provided directly to an OEA member to assist a student 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.
- Scott DiMauro, OEA President
- Amanda Dyer, Kenton City Schools
- Angel Dyer-Sanchez, Columbus E.A.
- Becky Higgins; Past OEA President
- Lori Michalec, Tallmadge Teachers Assoc.
- Cheryl Williams, Dublin Support Assn.
- Carol Kinsey, OEA-Retired
- Mark Hill, OEA Secretary-Treasurer
- Sheryl Mathis, OEA Executive Director
- Jeff Wensing, OEA Vice President
- 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.
A minimum of six grants, up to $3,000 each, will be awarded. Application deadline: February 1, 2020.
Whisper Grant for Students in Need 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 $500 maximum and an annual funding of $10,000.
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.
After reaching the first $500 in contributions, please complete and submit the matching Grant Application.
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.