Teacher Grants

"The sky is the limit when the funds are available." Dave Beatley shares his experience as a previous Teacher Grant Winner on our blog

  • Dec. 1 - 15 – Public votes for their favorite project
  • Jan. 2 - 31 – Winners announced

Teacher Grants are funded by the Maps Community Foundation through proceeds from Maps' Free Community Checking account. Maps donates a penny to the foundation every time a member uses their debit card.

Teachers submitted videos and answered this $1,000 question:

“How will this grant make a difference to your students?”

Please watch all videos here and then vote for your favorite.


Questions? Ask Community Development Officer Mitzi Smith by phone at (503) 588-0181 ext. 3235 or by email.


Teachers founded Maps almost a century ago, and we are proud of our history as an educators’ credit union. To show support for area teachers, we are pleased to help the education community through these teacher grants. Since 2012, this program has invested more than $44,000 in local students, teachers, and schools, which have funded classroom projects and after school enrichment programs.