Pelican Foundation for Creative Education

The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education is offering grants of up to $500 to Middle and High School teachers. We fund special projects and lessons that enhance the curriculum and engage student’s interest in all subject areas. Our foundation funds projects that lend an experiential component that takes the subject beyond the textbook.  

Art teachers who need materials are encouraged to apply.

Teachers of literature might consider books or magazine subscriptions for their classes. Teachers who collaborate between disciplines are encouraged to apply. We also fund school trips. To get an idea of the types of projects we are most likely to fund, please check our website for details. 

The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education was formed to honor the memory and work of Fred Rubino, former principal of IS 318, then District 14 Superintendent.

Fred had a wonderful way of encouraging his teachers to use the arts to enrich the standard curriculum. He went out of his way to make sure the students in his school had a wide array of interesting activities to keep them motivated. Our mission is to continue his work by offering grants to New York City teachers to facilitate the creation of innovative lessons. 


Make a Gift to the Pelican Foundation for Creative Education

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Donate by Mail: Please make checks payable to the Brooklyn Community Foundation – note Pelican Foundation for Creative Education in the memo section of the check.

Brooklyn Community Foundation
Attn: Development 
1000 Dean Street, Suite 307
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Additional Ways to Give/Questions: Please contact Donor Services at 718-480-7500 or email to discuss alternative methods of giving.