INVESTING IN TEACHERS
By directly supporting teachers, and especially cohorts of teachers, we can enhance the education of and opportunities available to all students.
We support organizations that identify, recruit, mentor, develop and recognize superior teaching. We help create environments in which teachers and students can flourish.
honoring the critical role that professional educators play in our society
encouraging a broad coalition of teachers, principals, administrators, parents, funders, local industry and businesses to work together to find solutions
applying lessons obtained from successes and challenges to achieve our mission
adapting techniques from other sectors to teacher development, convening and recognition
making social investments that have the ability to impact the largest number of students – including supporting cohorts of teachers such that they can more easily become agents of change within their schools and districts
encouraging new options and alternatives, including the creative use of technology and project-based learning
Our flagship program, the LIGHT Awards, provides grants (of up to $30,000 over 2 years) to cohorts of teachers to support their professional growth. We enable them to pursue the high quality training of their choice, with the support and materials they need to succeed and make a difference at their school, district or beyond.
HOW TO ENGAGE
If you’re as passionate as we are about supporting and growing great teachers, we’d love to hear from you! Share info. Explore opportunities. Offer your support. We welcome opportunities to collaborate and co-fund.
Intrepid Philanthropy Foundation accepts grant applications by invitation only. Teachers may apply for funding via our LIGHT Awards program.