Illinois Retired Teachers Association


The Illinois Retired Teachers Foundation offers a series of programs. Learn more below. 

Excellence in Education Grants for Teachers

The Illinois Retired Teachers Foundation continues to work toward the future by offering $36,500 in grant money to educators.

How the Program Works
Being an educator, do you often think of this phrase - Extra Funds Needed - when it comes to planning special projects for your students?  Due to recent state budget cuts, you may be finding that additional revenue sources are no longer available for such unique activities. 

The Illinois Retired Teachers Foundation is making $36,500 in grant money available statewide in Illinois.  This special grant will provide additional funds to public school educators (Pre-K through 12) so that their students will have the means to participate in special projects. 

How Can You Participate?
Please download, complete, and submit the application online by clicking here. All proposals must be submitted by October 1, 2020.  A special committee will select the recipients of the grant money over the fall.  Grant awards will be presented thereafter.

* Chicago Public School employees are not eligible for this grant program.

2019 Grant Videos - click here

Please click here for detailed information on the 2019 winners.

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