Sussex teacher grant requests due to Freeman Foundation Jan. 25

January 11, 2021

The Carl M. Freeman Foundation announced the opening of a new one-time grant opportunity for Sussex County public school teachers.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the changes and difficulties local schools have experienced, the foundation’s trustees want to celebrate the good work being done by local educators by funding needs and projects they and their schools feel would support their students most. Applications are due Monday, Jan. 25.

A brief application, budget plan and recommendation form signed by a school administrator are required to apply. Teachers can find details on the Carl M. Freeman Foundation’s grant portal at For more information, contact Lindsay Richard at 302-483-7639 or Recipients will be announced in mid-February. All grant awards will be sent to the school administration and designated for the proposed project.

“We realize 2020 was an incredibly difficult year for so many, and our education system has experienced so much change,” said Patti Grimes, executive director of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation. “Our board of trustees wants to support those who can directly affect change and support the students in our community.”

This one-time grant opportunity will utilize an advisory board comprising employees of the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, Joshua M. Freeman Foundation and Carl M. Freeman Companies. Advisory board members will evaluate the applications and recommend where funding should be awarded based on the needs and projects submitted.

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