$25,000 Awarded to Memphis Teachers Since 2022!

The Burroughs Foundation Teacher Mini Grant program supports Memphis-area educators in underserved schools by covering the cost of essential school supplies. The goal of the program is to improve the educational experience of students while relieving the financial burden from teachers who are spending their own money on supplies for students. Since 2022, a total 50 Memphis-Shelby County Schools (MSCS) teachers in grades K-5 have been awarded a $500 grant through our partnership with Knowledge Tree to purchase school supplies, curriculum and/or technology resources, or other classroom materials for students. Check back for more information about the 2024 Teacher Mini Grant application period.

The recipients of the 2023 Teacher Mini Grants enjoyed a personal shopping day at Knowledge Tree on Saturday, August 6th, where they were able to stock up on school supplies and learning resources for their students for the start of school.