Who Can Apply?

K-12 public school teachers in the areas listed below are invited to apply. A maximum of one grant will be awarded per teacher, per year.

California Within a 35 mile radius of Dinuba, California
Texas Within a 50 mile radius of Denison, Texas
South Carolina Within a 50 mile radius of Florence, South Carolina

How to Apply

The Application Process for Ruiz 4 Kids Mini Grants is now closed. Mini Grant Recipients will be notified by email.
Please check back in February 2023 for more information.

Ruiz 4 Kids noticed that we have some great teachers who have creative ideas for things they would like to do for their classrooms and students, if only they could find the money. And so "Mini-Grants for Teachers" (MG4T) was born.

What is the MG4T Program?

Ruiz 4 Kids understands that limited school budgets restrict teachers from purchasing materials for projects, activities, and even basic classroom needs. This program is designed to help teachers purchase the materials they need to reinforce their curriculum and ease the financial burden many teachers carry.

Who can apply?

This program is available to educators teaching in a public K-12 school. In California, the school must be within a 35-mile radius of Dinuba. In Texas, the school must be within a 50-mile radius from Denison. In South Carolina, the school must be within a 50-mile radius of Florence.

How much are the grants worth?

Grants range up to $1,000.

How is the program funded?

Ruiz Foods team members donate money out of their pay to fund these grants. 100% of their donations go right into the hands of teachers in the community.

Funding Priorities:

  • Basic Needs – Essential materials required to carry out curriculum work and meet the basic needs of all students in the classroom.
  • Impact – potential to improve student achievement, potential for continuation/replication, potential to enhance instructional skills.
  • Innovation – Creativity of the project, innovative approach, academic objective with curriculum context.
  • Planning – Clear plan for project implementation, teacher capability, cost effectiveness and a realistic budget.


Grants will not be considered for the renovation of facilities, religious activities or teachings, non-academic projects, field trips or tuition for special classes.

How to apply:

Applications will be available April 15, 2022.

Submission deadline is May 13th, 2022.

Download and complete the application using the link on this page. Email to ruiz4kidsmg4t@ruizfoods.com.

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