Teacher Assistance

Projects and Programs DVFP Supports

Delaware Valley Fairness Project assists teachers and schools by providing resources for projects that meet the criteria we specify.   In the 2023-24 school year, we are not restricting the nature of projects we will consider but are giving priority  to experiential learning projects such as student-tended school gardens, student-operated school stores, student councils, student service projects, and many maker-space activities.  We are particularly interested in such projects, programs and activities that benefit disadvantaged youth.

What We Do Not Fund

At this time, we do not fund equipment requests such as printers or computers other than as essential to a specific project.  We also do not fund 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 year between September 15th and November 15th and between January 15th and March 15th, but projects are only funded until all funds are disbursed. 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.

Application Guidelines

  • Applications may not exceed $500.
  • Applicants must provide the total amount being requested and line-item (item by item) cost data noting the source of the cost. The amount being requested may not exceed the lesser of the total cost of items listed or $500.
  • 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.
Apply For Education Assistance
  • State the educational/academic objective of this project in 1 or 2 sentences. Then describe the project in detail showing how it will achieve the stated educational objective.
  • Is this a multi-disciplinary or experiential learning project? Which of our criteria does this project satisfy?
  • This amount may exceed the amount requested from DVFP. If so, describe how the remaining cost will be covered.
  • 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, Max. file size: 50 MB.

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