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Cash for Classrooms Grants

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Students and teachers could use a boost now more than ever. Casey's guests can get involved in our Cash for Classrooms program by directing their Casey's Rewards points toward a donation to their school of choice.

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Cash For Classrooms Grant Program

In 2021, Casey’s Cash for Classrooms Grant Program awarded $1 million to benefit K-12 public and nonprofit, private schools through 99 grants. The funding priorities included:

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Physical Improvements

Projects that help update and improve the school through repairs, enhancements or new additions. This can include internal (building, classrooms) or external (playground, fields).

COVID-specific needs may include: outdoor classroom space, improved HVAC or ventilation systems, plexiglass installation for cafeterias, or other shared spaces.

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Material Needs

Needs for supplies, technology, materials or other items that would enrich the learning environment.

COVID-specific needs may include: mobile hotspots or tablet computers to enable distance learning for  students without internet at home; cleaning supplies and PPE for students and classrooms; individual (rather than communal) classroom supplies such as pencils, art materials, etc.

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Teacher Support

Programs that seek to grow the skills of teachers, offer professional development or address training resources.

COVID-specific needs may include: webcams or smart boards to enable remote teaching.

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Community Engagement

Efforts to engage students with the community. Examples include external experiences like student volunteerism programs, camps or field trips.

COVID-specific needs may include: virtual celebration experiences (spirit weeks, prom), camps or community connections program (like pen pals).

 

Grant Guidelines

  • Grants will range from $1,000 to a maximum of $50,000 with funds used within 12 months of award.
  • An organization may only submit one application during the current cycle. A school can receive more than one donation if submitted by different organizations.

Grant Eligibility

  • Organizations that are a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, listed on the IRS Master File and conducting activities within the United States;
  • Or, a K-12 public or nonprofit private school in Casey's 16-state footprint;
 

Selection Process and Timeline

Details for 2022 grant cycle to come.

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