Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Classroom Grants

The family of Judi Chandlee, a longtime Dubuque Community School District teacher, has established an endowed (permanent) fund in her memory, with the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS). This fund supports annual classroom grants to teachers across the district. A minimum of $3,000 will be distributed in the spring of 2017 to fund equipment, supplies, or innovative educational experiences in Dubuque’s public schools.  

Who is eligible to apply for a grant?  All Dubuque Community School District certified teachers are eligible to apply through our partner, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque's online grant management system.  School principals must approve each application before they are submitted.

Timeline: The grant application deadline has been extended to April 1st 2017!  The submission deadline is 11:59pm on April 1st. Grants winners will be announced in May 2017.

Who is giving this money away?
The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS) oversees the Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers grant program. This year’s grant funding comes from the Chandlee family, with additional support from Premier Bank. As the Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Endowment’s principal grows, the investment earnings will support DCSD classroom grants FOREVER.

Gifts to the Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Endowment are permanently invested with our partner, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, where they are eligible for Endow Iowa 25% Tax Credits. Current donors include family members, DCSD staff, former students, and anyone who wishes to support Dubuque’s public school teachers.​

Forms:  2017 Principal Approval Form, Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Grant Guidelines

Apply Online: Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Grant Application

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