Since 2009, the American Federation of Teachers Innovation Fund, a project within the AFT Education Foundation, has made more than 50 investments across the country to local union affiliates, with the purpose of identifying, nurturing and promoting union-led innovations in public education. The fund’s work aligns with the AFT’s four pillars of powerful and purposeful public education: promoting children’s well-being, supporting powerful learning, building teacher capacity and fostering cultures of collaboration.
AFT Innovation Fund
The 2020-21 grant cycle will support educators, students, families and communities as they deal with the pandemic.
Here are ways the AFT Innovation Fund can support a project—although not an exhaustive list, it is a good place to start.
Applications should include ways your project can be disseminated and shared so that others can learn from your work.
A comprehensive list of items to remember when filling out your application.