The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation (EJK) awards up to $500 to public schools and public libraries for projects that foster creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community. EJK Mini-Grants give educators an opportunity to design and implement a successful program—whether a special activity outside the standard curriculum or one that helps meet its goals. Examples of projects awarded Mini-Grants in the past include a mural, story walk, quilt, theater production, newspaper or other publication, intergenerational activity, or a program bringing disparate communities together. The programs may serve children from preschool to grade 12. Public schools, public libraries, and public preschool programs such as Head Start are eligible for EJK Mini-Grants; charter schools are ineligible.
Deadline: March 31, 2017, for applications