Ezra Keats Foundation

Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants

An EJK Mini-Grant program is a creative and innovative activity … that takes place in class or out in the community … provides an enriched experience … and is funded solely by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. It is an opportunity for a public school teacher or librarian to present a special project outside the standard curriculum or an engaging way to help students meet curricular goals. And every year sees an amazing variety of projects that foster creative expression, cooperation and community.

An innovative program can:
  • develop required academic skills in a creative and exciting way.
  • allow educators to collaborate across disciplines.
  • inspire students to work hard toward a desired goal, applying necessary skills and knowledge to the project and the team.
  • involve whole families and bridge generations to benefit the larger community.
  • give children the opportunity to explore their own culture and learn about others.

Successful programs have included a public story walk … a multicultural portrait project … a school garden … bookmaking … puppetry … and intergenerational storytelling. 

 Click on Link below for more information on how to apply for a Mini-Grant.

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For Grantwriting/Program Development Assistance:

Grants Office  
Phone: (585) 352-2773
Email: profdev@monroe2boces.org 

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