Application deadline: Friday, January 29, 2021

The Michigan City Education Foundation small grant program is designed to give teachers a chance to develop creative programs and turn them into classroom activities that promote real learning for children. MCEF accepts applications from teachers in K-8 schools serving Michigan City. These schools include: Barker Middle School, Coolspring Elementary School, Edgewood Elementary School, Joy Elementary School, Knapp Elementary School, Krueger Middle School, Lake Hills STEM Magnet School, Marsh Elementary School, Notre Dame Catholic School, Pine Magnet School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Queen of All Saints Catholic School, Springfield Elementary School, St. Paul Lutheran School, and St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic School.

Application deadline: Friday, January 29, 2021

The Barbara A. Carmen Memorial Endowment Fund was established to encourage elementary teacher empowerment through small grants. This fund is dedicated to the memory of Barbara A. Carmen, a former MCAS elementary teacher, who devoted her career to the pursuit of excellence in education. May the fruit of her dedication live on through the efforts of others.

Application deadline: Friday, January 29, 2021

The Teacher Innovation Fund for Michigan City Area Schools is a small grant program for Michigan City High School and La Porte County Career and Technical Education/A.K. Smith Career Center teachers/professionals. It is designed to promote innovation and creativity making teaching more fun for professionals and much more effective in reaching and inspiring our students.

Application deadline: Friday, January 29, 2021

Janet (Collings) Drayton Teacher Innovation Fund is a grant program for licensed teachers employed by the La Porte Community School Corporation and teaching at Kingsbury Elementary School. The grants are intended to be utilized for classroom projects that support math and science learning and field trips that teach the history of La Porte County.

Additional Information

These grants are available annually on a competitive basis to teachers serving La Porte County. Specific requirements vary depending on the grant being applied for.

We welcome and encourage contact from individuals who are considering applying for a grant, and we are happy to clarify and respond to questions concerning policies, guidelines, or application procedures.

When grant applications become available online, Unity will notify the public via traditional media, our website, and social media outlets. As a general rule, Unity does not offer grants outside of those listed on our website.

Questions about grants should be directed to or (219) 879-0327. Applicants are required to apply online. Paper applications and submissions are not accepted.