Kahler Grants

Now accepting Kahler Grant Applications for the 2023-24 school year!

The Dr. Dan Kahler Innovative Teaching Grants Program funds enhance teaching and learning opportunities across NKC Schools. Applicants must demonstrate creative, innovative and effective ways to meet students’ needs, while increasing their motivation to learn and achieving measurable outcomes. Teaching grant awards are up to $1,000 and Site grant awards up to $3,000. All district staff may apply.

Click below to download a PDF Fact Sheet that provides an overview of each grant opportunity, including guidelines, criteria, and question prompts. Click the Apply Now button when you are ready to submit your application via Microsoft Forms. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. by Friday, March 3, 2023.

Tips for writing Kahler Grants can be found here.

For the 2022-2023 school year, the Education Foundation awarded district staff 23 grants worth $35,000. Winners were surprised during the annual Great Grant Giveaway in April.  Since 1996, staff members have received 344 grants totaling $500,000. For a list of all winners click here. 

Questions? Contact Midori Carpenter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (816) 321-6987.


Teaching Grants

Awarded to teachers or staff members for amounts up to $1,000.

Site Grants

Awarded to a site, multiple sites or a program for amounts up to $3,000.


STEAM Teaching Grants

Awarded to teachers or staff members for amounts up to $1,000.

STEAM Site Grants

Awarded to a site, multiple sites or a program for amounts up to $3,000.

The Education Foundation Advisory Board will determine the number of grants awarded annually. All applications will be reviewed anonymously by a committee of educators, community members and Education Foundation representatives.

Extraordinary Educational Experiences

The Education Foundation purchased 22,000 pairs of special glasses so all district students and teachers could safely watch the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.

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