Remake Learning Grants

Helping network members transform ideas into action.

High-quality learning innovation isn’t free, but it doesn’t always take a big investment to make change happen. Remake Learning offers small-scale grants to catalyze new and innovative learning projects, both in-school and out-of-school. Remake Learning grants support network members as they build, create, and imagine innovative learning practices and environments throughout southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.

Funding Priorities

Remake Learning grants support innovative learning practices, projects, and environments that advance our common vision and six key funding priorities:

Activate critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, communication, and collaboration

Preparing students for an increasingly technology-driven future. Empowering them to identify and solve problems, but not be afraid to fail, retry, and learn from their mistakes.

Challenge learners to question, examine, and dissect social systems

Helping students develop confidence and address inequalities while building a more just and equitable world.

Connect all the places learners live, work, and play

Bringing together schools, libraries, museums, parks, clubs, community centers, centers of faith, and more in face-to-face and online environments.

Encourage learners to explore and play

Supporting students as they follow their curiosity using varied tools - including but not limited to technology.

Derive from deep and caring relationships

Learning from and modeling positive relationships between learners and their families, peers, educators, and mentors.

Connect learners to their communities

Helping learners develop cross-cultural understandings that unlock opportunities to thrive both within and beyond their own communities.

Current Grant Opportunities

  • Ignite Grants

    In 2019, Remake Learning will support network members as they spark wonder, compassion, and a sense of belonging among our region’s learners. Ignite Grants will award $1,000 each to 100 network members to support innovative learning practices, projects, and environments.

    Remake Learning uses innovation, including catalytic grant support, to create and support greater equity in education. Ignite Grants will support equitable learning experiences through projects that work alongside—and uplift and support—the voices, strength, and potential of learners impacted by poverty, learners of color, learners in rural areas, girls in STEM, and learners with exceptionalities.

    Any 501(c) nonprofit organization, school district, or fiscally sponsored project that is a member in the Remake Learning Network is eligible to apply. For full eligibility details, download the Ignite Grants Explainer.

    Applications accepted March 18 – April 12.

  • Timeline

    Ignite Grants Timeline:

    • March 18, 2019 – Applications open
    • April 12, 2019 – Extended deadline – Applications due by close of business
    • May 2019 – Grants awards announced
    • June 2019 – May 2020 – Project implementation
  • Application Details

    Ignite Grants Application Details:

    • The application will take approximately 1 hour to complete
    • Applicants will be required to submit either a written summary (<350 words) or a short video (<3 minutes) describing how they would use $1,000 to ignite engaging, relevant, and equitable learning

Ignite Inspiration

Many organizations have worked to remake learning over the last decade, often with small amounts of money. We know a $1,000 grant is modest. We hope these funds are just a start – and will spark creativity, imagination, and community partnerships to scale your project.

See how others across our region have created more innovative learning with just a small spark from Remake Learning: