Teaching and Support Grants 

The Cascade Mycological Society will award a teaching and support grant up to $200. Grants are for teaching children in kindergarten through grade 12 about mushrooms or fungi. For example, to teach lessons on mushrooms, host a speaker, conduct a field trip, grow mushrooms in the classroom, or obtain books for use in school.

The amount of the teaching and support grant will be based upon merit and cost. CMS is willing to assist applicants in creating projects. In addition, CMS may be able to provide additional help for projects, such as arranging for speakers or foray leaders.

Criteria for Teaching and Support Grants

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.

Application Deadline

This is an ongoing process. Once received, the Board will review applications at its next monthly meeting.

Application Requirements

Applicants shall submit a letter that includes: a statement of the project’s goals, a description of the project, and the anticipated cost. The letter shall also include your qualifications to work with students in an educational setting. For example, if you are not a teacher, you may include a letter from the school principal approving of the project.

To Apply for a Teaching and Support Grant

Email your letter and other materials to president@cascademyco.org. For more information, please email Chris Melotti at speakers@cascademyco.org or via the CMS contact page.

Grant Disbursement

The CMS Board will notify successful applicants of grant awards. Half of the grant amount will be paid upon confirmation that the project meets the requirements and has been initiated. Then, the remainder of the grant will be paid upon receipt of a written report describing the outcome of the project.