Teacher Grants are funded by the Maps Community Foundation through proceeds from Maps' Free Community Checking account. Maps donates a penny to the foundation every time a member uses their debit card.

Maps is excited to see teachers and students back in the classroom this school year!
For 2021, we are doubling the size of our Teacher Grant program—awarding a total of (20) $1,000 Teacher Grants across our Mid-Willamette Valley region.

We look forward to supporting our local K-12 public school teachers by funding creative projects that will make a difference for students and the school community. Grants can be used for classroom and/or school-wide projects, technology needs, field trips, and educational 
after-school clubs.

Preference will be given to teachers who are Maps members, but membership is not required to apply. All K-12 public school teachers in Marion and Polk Counties are eligible. Our Maps branches will support the Maps Community Foundation in selecting and distributing teacher
grants for 2021.

How to apply: Submit a short written application and photo on our website. Be prepared to describe how the award will be used, number of students impacted, total cost of the project and funding sources, and most importantly the $1,000 question:
“How will this grant make a difference for your students?”

Who is eligible:
K-12 public school teachers in Marion or Polk Counties

See our 2021 winners here!
Check out our 2019-20 winners here.

Teachers founded Maps almost a century ago, and we are proud of our history as an educators’ credit union. To show support for area teachers, we are pleased to help the education community through these teacher grants. Since 2012, this program has invested more than $65,000 in local students, teachers, and schools, which have funded classroom projects and after school enrichment programs.