Support For Teachers

Projects and Programs DVFP Supports

Delaware Valley Fairness Project assists teachers and schools by providing resources for projects that stimulate creativity, broaden skills, foster social-emotional and character development, or make for innovative learning experiences. Projects focused on financial literacy, health and wellness, care for the planet, or libraries and literacy are of particular interest.  Priority is given to projects, programs and activities benefiting disadvantaged youth.

What We Do Not Fund

Applicants should not request supplies or funding for projects that do not meet one of the criteria stated in the paragraph above. At this time, we do not fund equipment requests, such as printers, computers, or general classroom supplies.  

Who May Apply

Teachers and staff in any pre-K – 12 school in southeastern Pennsylvania or southern New Jersey are eligible to apply

Application Deadlines

Applications may be submitted each fall term, typically between September 1st and November 15th, and each spring term, typically between February 1st and April 30th, or until all funds are disbursed (whichever comes first). Decisions on applications are made at least once per month.  Preference is given to applicants who have not received an award during the current school-year.

Applications Guidelines

  • Applications for a classroom project should not exceed $500.
  • Applications for a program or activity outside the classroom may exceed $500, but will only be funded in an amount greater than $500 in exceptional cases.
  • Applicants must provide the total amount being requested and line-item (item by item) cost data noting the source of the cost.
  • Applicants should not request supplies or funding for projects that do not meet one of the criteria stated in the paragraph above.   

Application Conditions

  • Documentation of the use of the supplies or funds (including receipts) are required within 30 days of use.
  • We retain the right to recover all supplies or funds not used for the purposes stated in the application.
  • All non-consumable products will be the property of the school.
  • Applicant gives us permission to use applicant’s name and photo, the name of the school, the type or amount of assistance provided and the use made of these supplies or funds on our website and in promotional materials.

Application

For Education Assistance

  • Please clearly describe the project or activity. For example, if requesting books, please explain what the project that will be assigned to students and how it aligns to the particular interests of DVFP.
  • Projects and programs that stimulate creativity, broaden skills, foster social-emotional and character development, or make for innovative learning experiences. Those focused on financial literacy, health and wellness, care for the planet, or libraries and literacy are of particular interest.
  • Please describe why these supplies are needed and how they will be used.
  • For example, you may describe how the need presented in this application will be met if it is not funded or if it is partially funded or include information helpful to understanding the community served by the school:
  • We occasionally send e-newsletters with success stories and other news. You may unsubscribe at any time. Your answer will not affect the outcome of your application.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.