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Apply for a Voting and Democracy Grant, and Help Empower Your Students to Engage in the Democratic Process.

Teaching Tolerance,, will fund projects that encourage students to learn about and engage in the democratic process, including non-partisan voter registration, information and turnout efforts.

If you have an idea for a project that will help students become empowered current or future voters or voting advocates in their communities, they'd love to fund it. Voting and Democracy Grant awards range from $500 to $5,000 for classroom or school projects and up to $10,000 for projects on the district level. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until August 31, 2018.

Examples of eligible projects include (but are not limited to) get-out-the-vote campaigns, oral history projects about first-time voting experiences, or research projects about how voting laws affect your community.

Educator Grant Guidelines and Vision

Grants support educators who embrace and embed anti-bias principles in their schools. These grants support projects that support projects that promote affirning school climates and educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy.

Grants fund projects on three levels: school, classroom, and district.

School-and District-Level

These projects will focus on improving school climte, responding to and preventing incidents of hate, or embedding the concepts found in the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards into the school or district-wide curriculum.


Grants will help teachers promote empathy and kindness, positive identity development, perspective taking, critical thinking about injustice and collective action.

For more information, guidelines and to apply for grants, visit