Our Mission

Fund for Teachers strengthens instruction by investing in outstanding teachers' self-determined professional growth and development in order to support student success, enrich their own practice, and strengthen their schools and communities.

The Charter

I believe in the power of education.

I believe in the power of my commitment.

I believe in the potential of my students and the future they must build.

I believe that we all seek the same horizon, where dreams drift just beyond our line of sight-knowable only to the small voice inside us that says "What if?"

I help my students still themselves to hear that voice.

I teach them to read their surroundings, home their distant shore.

I guide them through challenging circumstance and see each sunrise as a new opportunity. And through all this, I do not lose sight of my own horizon.

I continue to seek that which builds my own experience and equips me better to move through the world as a constant force for equity, achievement and change for the better.

I am a life-long seeker and purveyor of knowledge.

I am a Fund for Teachers Fellow.

The Ramsden Project: a new network to connect exceptional teachers.



Why do teachers pursue certain topics with FFT grants? And how does their learning impact students back in the classroom? Our blog offers personal reflections and fellowship follow ups sure to inspire.


Bridging the Gap

A one-minute motion graphic video depicting how educators use Fund for Teachers grants to bridge learning gaps, inspire students and change the world. Watch how.

Calendar of Events

  • October 1: 2020 Application Opens
  • Fall 2019: Reflection and Celebration Events
  • January 30: 2020 Grant Deadline

Click here for a list of events in your area.

Application Learning Center

Everything from how to develop your fellowship ideas to tips for using the online system.


2019 FFT Fellows

Meet our 2019 Fellows

Project Search

  • $32 Million in Grants
  • 8,500 of America's top Educators
  • 152 countries traveled, on all seven continents

Search our Fellows database to learn more.