Teacher Innovation Grants help the Gunnison Valley Education Foundation live its mission
to ignite the power of innovation in teaching and learning for students in the Gunnison Watershed School District.


The 2023-2024 Teacher Innovation Grants have been awarded.

Please check back in February 2024 for the next offering.


Need to submit a Grant Report for 2023-24?

2023-24 Grant Report

NOTE: You will need to use the same email and password

you used when you submitted your application.

For login assistance, contact Alicia Corliss at CFGV (alicia@cfgv.org or 970-641-8837).

What are Teacher Innovation Grants?
Innovation grants provide classroom teachers with monetary resources to explore creative ways to help students learn.

When is the deadline?
Midnight on Friday, April 14, 2023

Who can apply?
Any certified classroom teacher in the Gunnison Watershed School District  may apply.

What can I ask for?
Typically, each applicant may request up to $500 for their innovative idea.  However, collaborations of two or more teachers my apply for up to $500 per teacher.

The intent is for teachers to have latitude in developing their ideas.  We encourage teachers to:

  • Develop original ideas or programs that enrich core curriculum and are replicable.
  • Experiment with ways to solve specific instructional challenges in your classroom.
  • Create projects that require collaboration between you and other classroom teachers.
  • Develop a project that facilitates parent or community partnerships.
  • Replicate a proven strategy you haven’t yet used in your classroom.

Enrichment is the key.  In your application, please tell the review committee how your project will benefit the students in your classroom in ways that are creative, innovative and not available without this funding.

If funded, what do I have to do?

  • Complete your project as written in your grant proposal.
  • Submit an online report at the end of your project, or no later than March 31th in the year after your funded project.
  • Submit photographs from your project for use on the GVEF website and in marketing materials.

See additional grant information here: GVEF Grant Guidelines and Policies.

Contact Gunnison Valley Education Foundation if you have any questions.