The education technology mini-grant program was designed to enhance and expand the utility of computers or other existing classroom technology for Colorado’s PreK-12 teachers. The program was started by the Jared Polis Foundation and, with the support of the Governor’s Inauguration funds, is now being housed at Rose Community Foundation. The Jared Polis Foundation went into hiatus on Jan. 1, 2019 as Jared Polis began his service as Governor of Colorado.

Rose Community Foundation will continue to support the Tech Mini Grant Program, which has deployed hundreds of grants to teachers across the state to address their technology needs. Grants up to $1,500 may be requested for hardware, such as Chromebooks, laptops, tablets, e-readers, robotics equipment, 3D printers, digital or video cameras, interactive response systems, or to purchase software, technology curriculum, or pay technology conference registration fees.

All Colorado public school teachers grades K-12 as well as teachers in public and private preschools are invited to apply. The technology requested must be used by the teacher applying for it. All awarded technology will be the property of the designated school if the applicant teacher leaves the school to pursue other employment.

Learn more: Mini-Grant Funding Available to Support Technology in the Classroom


Applications must be submitted via Rose Community Foundation’s online grants portal by Oct. 15, 2019.