Mini-Grants for Teachers

2021/22 Glendora Rotary
Mini-Grants for Teachers

Once again, Glendora Rotarians have exemplified Norman Vincent Peale’s admonition to “Find a need and fill it!” For over 36 years the Rotary Club of Glendora has been instrumental in enhancing the learning experience of Glendora’s K-12 students through one of its signature projects: Mini-Grants for Glendora Teachers. Last year, even with the challenges presented by the global pandemic, the club raised and distributed $15,200 to teachers in the Glendora and Charter Oak School Districts.

Thank you to this year’s donors!

John & Connie WatsonArt & Sarah Ludwick
Thom & Sheryl HillWalmart/Sam’s Club
Jim NakanoChristine Smith
Bob VerhoefAthens Services Inc
Henry & Angela GeeCWD Mortgage, Inc.
Citrus Edge Realty Inc.Dottie Hilliard
Craig & Margie HendersonThe Donut Man
Crestwood CommunitiesGary & Kathy Boyer
Jack GordonGene & Robin Morrill
Jane & Dennis BockMaria & James Kypreos
Karrie & Travis BoyerMary Cook
Kathleen GarveyDwight & Pam Richards
Warner InsuranceAntoine Sayegh
Carol & Bill SewardMary Exton
Dennis BeckwithRose L. Wentz
Lisa FrankGerald & Sherry Heinrich

To donate to this year’s fundraiser, please visit the link below or send a check to:

Glendora Rotary Charities
PO Box 776
Glendora, CA 91740

The idea for this annual Rotary project was to provide modest grants to teachers to enhance and improve the teaching process. Among other things, faculty members use these grants to secure classroom materials, link curriculum among varying disciplines, purchase supplementary reference books, and fund educational field trips or special lectures.

Co-chairs of the Mini-Grants for Teachers project, Thom Hill and Joe Cina, are delighted to report that with this year’s donations the total contribution level since inception is now over $500,000! The best part is that over the span of three-plus decades Mini-Grants have assisted hundreds of teachers to provide teaching aids for thousands of students!

The members of the Glendora Rotary Club would be grateful that you, too, “found a need to fill!”

The Program

Mini-Grants for Teachers Program – (October-January) For more than 30 years, the Club has been enhancing the educational experiences of K-12 students in the City of Glendora by sponsoring Mini-Grants for Teachers.  The committee kicks off the program at the first club meeting in October. Teachers (usually three) who earned grants from the previous academic year are invited to explain how their grants made a difference in the classroom. The subsequent grants are juried by club members and school district personnel.  Grants are awarded in January at a location to be determined.

Donate to the 2021/22 Mini Grant Program HERE!