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Innovative Teacher Grants



The Goddard Education Foundation provides resources designed to enrich educational opportunities to students through an independent nonprofit community-based organization. Educators need equipment and supplies to cultivate collaborative learning opportunities that give students 21st century learning skills.

The Goddard Education Foundation invests in teachers of Goddard Public Schools. Educators across the district identify a need they see in their classroom and develop an innovative solution to best educate their students for lifelong success.  The GEF facilitates a Teacher Innovation Grant program to fund these inspiring educational opportunities for students.

The projects are implemented as soon as funding is received, and the stories of impact are shared on our Goddard Education Foundation Facebook page and on this website to inspire educators to DREAM BIG for their students.  We simply ask teachers who apply to tell us about:

Innovation:  How is your project innovative?

Demonstrated Need:  What need is your program targeted to meet?

Educational Outcomes:  How will the educational outcomes of the program impact students?

Student Success:  How does your program maximize student success?

These questions guide our investments into maximizing the impact and success our students achieve with every funded project.

If you would like to help fund a Goddard Education Foundation Innovative Teacher Grant, or visit about the application process, please contact: Dane Baxa, Executive Director of the Goddard Education Foundation, at or by phone at 316-794-4013 

Click here to view 2018-2019 Teacher Grant Recipients