Programs – Mini Grants

McMinnville Education Foundation started the teacher mini grants as a way to support teachers’ innovative ideas. With ever-shrinking school budgets, teacher mini grants are more important than ever. Experiential learning thrives when creative ideas can be birthed to life with resources.

The teacher mini grants have provided funds from digital science lab equipment and musical instruments to bilingual novel sets for after school book clubs and water balloon launchers for Medieval Day. Examples of field trips include the Portland Art Museum where 6th graders toured Native American and Asian art exhibits. And 7th graders visited Medical Teams International where they explored replicas of natural disaster sites and third world countries’ living conditions.

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