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Leavey Award

Awards to USA Teachers to Recognize Excellence
in Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge and the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation

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Awards of $7,500 and one award of $15,000 to recognize outstanding USA K-12 and college educators who have brought creativity and passion to their classrooms as they teach students about entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system. These awards will be given to teachers at the elementary, junior high school, high school, and college or university levels for innovative and effective techniques in teaching entrepreneurship and free enterprise education.

The application must conceive and implement an innovative course, program, or project which develops, among students, a deeper understanding and appreciation of the American private enterprise system. The nominee's program, course, or project must be operating or initiated during the previous academic year.

Evaluation Criteria:

- Is the entry innovative both in terms of content and audience?
- Does the entry contribute, in a meaningful way, to the advancement or understanding of the private enterprise system?
- Do the activities of the project or program demonstrate to students the strength of the private enterprise system?
- Were the intended results of the entry achieved?
- Did it appear that the students gained new skills/knowledge?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177419

Number of Grants:

Up to twenty cash awards are made annually. One meritorious award may be made for an outstanding entry.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Cash awards are valued at $7,500 each.
- One meritorious award of $15,000 may be made.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate must be a USA citizen or permanent resident employed full-time as an educator at an accredited American school (grades K-12), college or university.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: Nominations must be received at Freedoms Foundation by March 1, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit a brief synopsis of your classroom entrepreneurship project (pre-qualification form):

Submit your nomination:

Contact the Awards Department at the Freedoms Foundation via email (, or call Carolyn Santangelo at 610-933-8825, extension 234.

Freedoms Foundation
1601 Valley Forge Road
Valley Forge, PA 19481

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 67
Valley Forge, PA 19481

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