The focus of Celebrate the Art of Teaching Project Grants is to support educators in the areas of social and emotional learning, diversity, equity & inclusion, and the advancement of 21st century learning through the profile of a graduate.
Profile of a 21st century graduate:
Vineyard Bank is committed to supporting the education of the students who
reside in the communities we serve. The
Art of Teaching Project Grants are designed to fund programs that enhance and
support student's educational enrichment by
adding that something extra outside the basic curriculum. Funding can be for items such as equipment and instructional materials for math, science
and language art programs, author visits to the schools, and creative writing
maximum annual amount designated for Educational Project Grants: MV $15,000
annually, and Falmouth $5,000 annually.
Individual grant amounts range from $250 to $1,500.
applications submitted by individual Martha's Vineyard and Falmouth Public Schools'
applications submitted by specific grades, departments, or curriculums within a
Please consider the following:
the grant align with the schools Strategic
- Does the grant provide maximum benefit to as many students as
- Does the grant enhance the core and supplemental parts of the
curriculum, support new educational paradigms, and/or result in richer learning
- Does the grant call for collaborative efforts between educators?
- Is the grant application well-written, with a compelling
explanation of the impact the grant will have on students in the Martha's Vineyard and Falmouth Public
- Field trips /transportation
- Refreshments/ Decorations
Review and Approval Process
Applications are due on the second Friday of June annually.
Awards will be announced in the fall of the same year.
Recipients will be asked to join us at a Celebrate the Art of Teaching reception in September 2021.
Bank may contact the applicant for further information or clarifications. The
review committee encourages the detailed completion of applications to
facilitate the review and approval process. The committee
reviews applications and will select finalists for decisioning.