Teaching and Demonstration Support Grants 

The Cascade Mycological Society awards grants of up to $200 for those wishing to teach children (kindergarten through grade 12) about mycology. The grant is intended to introduce children to mycology and may be used by the recipient to teach lessons on mycology, host a speaker, conduct a field trip, grow mushrooms in the classroom, obtain books for school use, and the like.

The amount awarded will be based upon merit and the cost of the proposed project. Cascade Mycological Society is willing to assist applicants in developing projects. In addition, Cascade Mycological Society may be able to provide additional resources for projects, such as by arranging for speakers or foray leaders.


Applicants must be teachers, individuals, or groups who are eligible to work with students in an educational setting. For example, the applicant might be a teacher in a public or private school or a volunteer with an educational program.

The applicant must become a member of Cascade Mycological Society.

The grant will be awarded to those applicants who demonstrate their ability to teach students about mycology.

Application Deadline

Ongoing. The Board will review applications at its monthly meeting.

Application Procedure

Applicants shall submit:

  1. A cover letter that includes:
    1. a statement of the project’s goals
    2. a description of the project, and
    3. an anticipated budget for the project.
  2. Any other necessary information or materials.

Applicants shall establish their eligibility to work with students in an educational setting. For example, if the applicant is not a teacher, the applicant could include a letter from the school principal approving of the project.

To Apply

Send a copy of your cover letter and other application materials to president@cascademyco.org. For more information, please contact CMS Board member Chris Melotti at (541) 746-7548 or speakers@cascademyco.org.

Grant Disbursement

The CMS Board will notify successful applicants of grant awards. The CMS Board will disburse 1/2 of the grant amount upon confirmation that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements for eligibility and has initiated the project. The Board will disburse the final 1/2 of the grant upon the recipient’s submission of a written report describing the outcome of the project.