Serving the Children of the World

Classroom Micro-Grants

Established in 2015, the Kiwanis Club Micro-Grant Program awards grants of up to $500 to classroom teachers and programs based at Petaluma area schools. The grants can be used for a specific project or to fulfill a particular need. In the inaugural year, the Club awarded $15,000 in grants to more than 40 local teachers benefiting hundreds of local school children.  

For the 2016-17 School Year, the Club has granted more than $25,000 to 69 local teachers from public, private and alternative schoools. This amounts to a 66% increase in funding over the first year.

An overview of the funding for the 2016 program is as follows:

  • Total applications received: 123
  • Total of funding requests: $49,412
  • Total grants approved for funding: 69 (56%)
  • Total of approved funding: $25,103
  • Average approved grant: $360
  • Funding range: $122 - $636

Representative examples of prior grant awards include:

  • Sets of novels and literary circles
  • Science and lab equipment
  • Field trips
  • PE equipment
  • Digital media supplies and equipment
  • Supplies for enrichment or elective classes
  • Supplies for maker programs and other campus clubs

Grants for the 2017-18 School Year will be awarded in September 2017. Applications will be available on this website beginning in August 2017.

The Club would like to thank all the teachers and school officials for applying for the funds.

Students at science class at Petaluma H.S. use a new balance paid for by Petaluma Kiwanis