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Champions For Learning Awards more than $66,000 in Grants to Collier County Teachers

Collier County teachers were surprised by Champions For Learning board members, volunteers and supporters as they received funds for their classroom grants.

During the course of the day, Champions For Learning awarded 118 grant checks that totaled $66,867 to 38 schools. The checks will provide teachers with the funds needed to implement creative and innovative learning experiences for students. Click here to see a list of the teachers.

These classroom grants were requested by Collier County teachers through the online grant portal on Champions For Learning’s website. The community can go to the website and fund requests (up to $2,000).  This online grant program began in 2003, to enable the community to support teachers.

Thanks to a charitable gift from Suncoast Credit Union, which supports the technology and capacity for the classroom grant portal, 100% of community contribution goes into supporting teacher grants.

The following provided significant contributions to fund specific teacher grants:  Suncoast Credit Union, Florida License to Learn License Plate Fund, Lucie Jenny MacCarthy Music Fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County, Perna-Rose Foundation for Hope, W.I.N.G.S., and Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Help provide life-changing learning experiences to students! There are still opportunities to fund a teacher’s great idea. Click here to support local classrooms today! You can also help fund Classroom Grants through the License to Learn Fund (Florida Education Tag). Collier County community members can buy the new version of the tag in late October. $20 of the annual $25 fee is donated to Champions For Learning and 100% of the funds support classroom grants.