Links to Learning

The Links to Learning program funds grants up to $1000 to educators for programs that enrich education, improve student achievement, encourage parent/community involvement, and address diversity, equity and inclusion. These grants are available to educators in the Minneapolis, Richfield, St. Paul, and South St. Paul Public School Districts. Assistance League member volunteers review grant applications for funding decisions and conduct follow up visits of select grant recipients. During the 2023-2024 school year, the Links to Learning program of the Assistance League funded 130 teacher grants impacting over 19,632 students in 50 unique schools in Minneapolis, Richfield, St. Paul, and South St. Paul school districts.  Funding awarded to these grants has been used to support field trips, guest artists and authors, community gardens, cooking classes, access to new technology, culturally specific books, student cultural events, classroom equipment, and much more.

Students have felt more confident in their ability to be scientists.

-Sheridan 4th grade teacher

Students worked collaboratively and we witnessed new relationships blossom and others strengthen.

-Emerson SILC 4th grade teacher

The best part of this project was the change I saw in one of my students.

-NE Middle School 8th grade teacher

Every where I look, I see kids enjoying these books. They’ve even gone to recess. Thanks for your part in ordering.

-Deb Borrell; Teacher Lincoln Center South St. Paul


For Teachers and Staff to Apply for a Grant

To apply for a grant in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Richfield, or South St. Paul school districts, please use the link below and submit your application online. After you submit your application, you will be asked to fill out an Agreement form online for our records.

Applications for 2024-2025 grants are due on September 30, 2024. (See link below). Funding will be awarded at the end of November 2024.