What We Do

The Merrillville Education Foundation, Inc. is committed to being the primary private sector partner in supporting public education where public funds are not available in the Merrillville Community School Corporation. This will be accomplished by providing grants for programs that encourage educational innovation, promote excellence, and create educational opportunities for students.

Two rounds of grants per year are offered to teachers based on innovative and creative approaches to learning in the classroom.

Merrillville Education Foundation, Inc. is designated a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and participates in a variety of ongoing fundraising events to generate monies for grants. All donations are tax deductible.

Since 2002, the Merrillville Education Foundation has awarded 495 grants to teachers totaling $419,934.55.  These grants have impacted more than 133,778 education experiences for students in grades Pre-K through 12. We could not have done this without the ongoing support of present and past contributors. Become a supporter and help us make an impact on our children’s future today!

Merrillville Education Foundation by the numbers

Total MEF Grants Awarded

Total Grant Dollars Awarded

Student Experiences Impacted