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.

Need help starting your application?

Visit our Online Learning Center for resources to develop your fellowship ideas, get tips for using the online system and post-fellowship implementation tools.


Project Search

  • $35 Million in Grants
  • Nearly 9,200 of America's top Educators
  • 170 countries traveled, on all seven continents

Search our Fellows database to learn more.

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


Calendar of Events

  • October 1: 2024 Fellowship Application Opens
  • December 15: Innovation Grant Reports Due
  • January 18: Fellowship Application Due

Check back soon for exciting updates on programming and events!

National Calendar of Events

FFT The Podcast

Our Fellows are fascinating people to listen to and learn from. Subscribe to our podcast to learn more about the fellowships they have designed and even more about where that initial experience has led.