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.


Watch live-action learning as teachers' pursue self-designed fellowships using Fund for Teachers grants. As teachers bring back to class insights and experiences from four continents, students reap the benefits of authentic inquiry and engagement.



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

  • April-May: Orientation Meetings
  • Summer: 2019 Fellowships
  • September 12:: Post Fellowship Reports Due

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.