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P Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education

The P. Buckley Moss Teacher Grant program provides funding for art supplies for teachers. These grants are given annually and may be up to $1000.00 each. The purpose of the Teacher Grant is to support a new or evolving program that integrates the arts into education in the school classroom setting, with a special focus on those who learn differently.

The criteria for being considered for a Teacher Grant is the development and implementation of a “hands-on” visual art learning tool.  Visual art is best described as creative works which are primarily visual in nature, such as drawing, painting, sculpting, ceramics, architecture, printmaking and photography.  Through the addition of these subjects to education programs, teachers are able to expand their “teaching tool box,” by having another method to reach out to those who learn differently. Art is being utilized in concept training as well as motor skill training. Communication is realized through art with non-verbal students. Teachers who are awarded grants have incorporated art projects into other curricula including math, science, and geography.


View, download and print the 2022 Teacher Grant Application here.
Applications will be accepted beginning July 1, 2021 and are due by September 30, 2021.




The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2020 Moss Foundation Teacher Art Grants to be used for the 2021-2022 school year:


Oneco Elementary, Bradenton, FL Teacher: Kelly W.

$529.63 for art supplies (acrylic and watercolor paints, and markers). Kelly’s program involves the entire student body. Students will be drawing, designing and painting an original painting. Through this process, students will gain access to well-rounded and varied hands-on visual art experiences to increase expression and proficiency. Additionally, the students will self-assess and peer assess each project. This will facilitate communication.


Ashville Middle School, Ashville, AL Teacher: Jeremy C.

$982.00 for art supplies (poster board, markers, colored pencils, paint) for Ashville Middle Puzzle Piece Art Mural. Each student will be creating an 8” x 8” square to be incorporated into school mural. This school serves 390 students, (80 with learning differences) and many of them have had no access to artistic expression. The school believes by increasing arts educational experiences, that the outcome of the program will have a positive effect on student’s academic, social and emotional outcomes.


Streiber Elementary, Chicopee, MA Teacher: Doreen C.

$1,000.00 for art supplies (craft rocks, acrylic paints and pens, sketchbooks) for Kindness Rock Garden. This art project will have all grade levels (K-5) working together. Students will be learning about kindness and community, and then exploring the expression of kindness through art. Throughout the project, students will be partnering to brainstorm, design and implement their art project. Accommodations for the learning different include individualized supervision to ensure their success with the program.


R.M. Miano Elementary, Los Baños, CA Teacher: Sergio

$584.61 for art supplies (paints, pencils and markers) for the Renaissance Program. Sergio will lead the entire student body in the exploration and creation of art with age appropriate lessons incorporating art history. The art program also merges topics in math and language arts. 25% of the student body has an IEP, requiring additional instruction.