Manheim Township Educational Foundation provides grants to district educators, school groups and students to support exciting and innovative ideas for projects that directly benefit students, enhance educational programs, or promote community involvement. Ideas developed in grant projects often become part of the district’s regular educational program. MTEF’s efforts are funded through various sources including EITC contributions, memorial funds, and general donations from the community including parents, alumni and educators.
Decodable Library for Early Readers
Decoding skills, turning print into speech by matching letters to sounds, are the building blocks for reading success. A library of decodable texts allows beginning readers to practice high-frequency words and phonics skills in small groups and independently.
1000 Decodable Books
100 Beginning Readers
We discovered the Science of Reading through district professional development and took a deep dive into it. That was our a-ha moment. We continued our research and came up with this group of books. We’ve been able to meet all of the kindergarteners where they are.
Barbara Kurtz, Reidenbaugh Elementary
MTEF reviews and awards general grants twice annually – during a fall cycle and a spring cycle. Educators, school groups and students are encouraged to submit funding requests for projects that enhance curriculum or school environment and directly benefit students, especially those that incorporate new technologies and innovative practices, facilitate peer-to-peer interaction or involve hands-on, experiential learning.Learn More About General Grants
Student Impact Grants
The Student Impact Fund aims to make the grant application process more accessible to students, thereby empowering them to achieve their innovative ideas. Student Impact Grants may be submitted at any time during the school year. Student Impact Grant awards are limited to $1,000 or less.Learn More About Student Impact Grants