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.

K-12 teachers can apply for grant awards from $300-$1,000. The objective is to encourage and support teachers who have great ideas for creative use of curriculum that will provide enhanced learning experiences for students. Mini-Grants enable the purchase of special materials and resources for the classrooms and are intended to support projects not provided for within school budgets or through other means. All grant recipients are expected to report on the expenditure of grant funds and results of the supported project at the end of the funded school year.

See all of our 2015-16 Recipients

Who can apply?

Public school teachers in Dinuba, Reedley, Parlier, Orange Cove, Orosi, Tulare and Visalia Elementary Schools, as well as public school teachers in Grayson County, Texas, and Florence County, South Carolina are eligible to apply. No more than one grant will be awarded per teacher per year.

To submit your application:
Mail completed application to: Ruiz 4 Kids, P.O. Box 37, Dinuba, CA 93618