Check out our 2020 Grant recipients! We are so proud to be in solidarity with their work and hope you feel inspired by them.
Each year, ATN will award grants to those who strive to disrupt inequalities and injustice within their schools, communities, or both. Submission of applications will occur each fall and awards will be announced in December.
2021 grant applications are coming soon. In the meantime, please review the information below.
For 2021, ATN will seek applications from those whose work is abolitionist education in the following categories:
We define "Educator" broadly to include anyone who works in an educational capacity with learners of any age. This designation can include but is not restricted to teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, mentors, before- and after-school program educators, coaches, and other titles. "Educator" includes those who work with learners on academic subjects as well as social-emotional learning, the arts, physical education, and all other realms of learning.
ATN recognizes that Early Care Educators are underpaid and disproportionately Black and Brown. They are less likely to have funding for professional development from their programs and their work is critically important in ensuring that Black and Brown children retain their joy.
Many educators are familiar with and have experience with multicultural education, antiracist education, and inclusive education. We are primarily interested in abolitionist education. Here's how we are thinking about the differences between the four types of education:
We want to be clear that we are looking to fund abolitionist education and work. We understand that these are not discrete categories and there is overlap in the work we do, but proposals that reflect a focus only on multicultural education, antiracist education, or inclusive education are unlikely to be funded.
For 2021, ATN will seek applications from those whose work aligns with our mission in the following categories: