The Marchi Mini-Grant Program was designed to support creative educational projects that engage students, support student mastery of academic standards, and increase student achievement. Many teachers want to implement unique learning experiences, but they lack the necessary resources. The Marchi Mini-Grants Program provides up to $1,500 per teacher or $3,000 per multi-teacher team to implement programs which significantly enhance student learning.
The Marchi Mini-Grants Program is named after Lisa Marchi, a beloved Mapleton principal who passed away in 2012. This program honors her commitment to students, teachers, and the joy of learning.
Applications for the program are available each fall. Please check back in August 2019 for next year’s mini-grant application.
In 2018, the Foundation was proud to support the following Marchi Mini-Grants:
- Jacilyn Berryman: Artful skill building with wounded students
- Melanie Bindon: Art for the Sky
- Emily Chan: Young Ameritown Experience
- Maggie Cobbins: Bounce Back
- Batzaya Jenkins: Mobile Makerspace Mathematicians
- Anna Neefe: Cal-wood Orienteering and Teamwork
- Rebecca Stober: Understanding Gravity through Skydiving