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Marchi Mini Grants

Encouraging Creativity & Innovation in the Classroom

Established in 2013, the Marchi Mini Grant program is named in memory of Lisa Marchi, a former educator in Mapleton Public Schools. Lisa loved supporting both teachers and students. 

The Marchi Mini Grant program provides funding for teachers to implement innovative, standards-based, hands-on learning opportunities in their classrooms. Though applicants may also receive support from the Donors Choose site, Mapleton Education Foundation awards are up-to $1,500 for an individual instructor or up-to $3,000 for a team application. 

Members of the Mapleton Education Foundation Board of Directors select projects for Mapleton Education Foundation Marchi Innovation funding and notify winners by the end of October.

Educators you can apply here, Marchi Mini Grant Applications Due 10/10/23!

2023-2024 Marchi Mini Grant Awards!

The MEF Board of Directors in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Team has selected seven Marchi Mini Grant submissions to be funded for a total of $9,495. Thank you to all who applied. Every year we receive more applications than we can fund, but we truly appreciate the innovation and thoughtfulness that is included in the applications.

Congratulations to the 2023-24 recipients:   

Shakespeare in the Park – Biley Humphrey, Global Leadership Academy

It Ain’t Easy Being Green – Mellissa Pfaff, Academy High School

Environmental Stewardship with Help from Honeybees – Jeff Hepner, York International School

Hanging by a Thread, Weaving and Sewing a Dying Art – Tia Nevil, Welby Community School

Guitars – Wiley Cruse, Clayton Partnership School

Gross Motor Skills – Tanya McCarty and Ashley Phelps, Preschool on Poze

Medical School – Brian Touher, North Valley School for Young Adults