Providing COVID-19 pandemic relief grants to support PreK-12 educators

PreK-12 Teachers: Register your classroom on AdoptAClassroom.org to apply for our classroom grants.

COVID-19 continues to be devastating
for education.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, students and teachers went virtual. Teachers quickly adjusted their lesson plans and spent more time and money ensuring students could continue learning.

More than two years into the pandemic, teachers are faced with their students’ learning gaps in academic subjects and a lack of social-emotional skills. During the 2021-2022 school year, 80% of teachers spent more time addressing students’ mental health. Seventy-one percent spent more money on classroom materials to support their students with the learning tools needed to help them catch up.

Our pandemic relief grants provide teachers with donations to purchase school supplies that support social-emotional and academic learning and immediate health needs, like PPE and cleaning supplies.

Your tax-deductible donation will keep students and staff safe and on the path toward academic and emotional recovery. Make your donation to provide pandemic relief grants to educators today.

COVID-19 Relief Fund Impact So Far

$597,000+

Total Raised

1,490

Classrooms Supported

45,336

Students Benefited


“Everyone has felt the devastating effects of COVID-19, but one of our most vulnerable populations are the students we serve at my school. My students are highly motivated and excited to be back, however their reading progression was disrupted during the pandemic, so much of my instruction has needed to change to meet the needs of their emerging reading proficiency.”

—Tracy T., Elementary School Teacher and $1,000 COVID-19 Relief Grant Recipient

“School closures caused students to experience a prolonged state of physical isolation from their friends, teachers, and family members. Because of this pandemic relief grant, students will be provided with books that teach skills about relationships between peers, teachers and mental and emotional well being.”

—Lissette S., Elementary School Teacher and $1,000 COVID-19 Relief Grant Recipient

“Over the last few years, drastic learning gaps have developed for every student. From basic school supplies to flexible seating, this grant allowed me to fill my classroom with things my students need to succeed in their own unique ways. Though the learning gaps are great, the will power and drive of my students is greater.”

—Jordan E., Elementary School Teacher and $1,000 COVID-19 Relief Grant Recipient

Are you a PreK-12 educator in need of a pandemic relief grant for your classroom or school?

Register your classroom or *school and you’ll be signed up to receive emails from AdoptAClassroom.org when the next COVID-19 Relief Grant is available.

*To register your school, you must be a PreK-12 principal or administrator.

Thank You COVID-19 Relief Fund Supporters

Thank you to donors across the U.S. for your generous support of the AdoptAClassroom.org COVID-19 Relief Fund. Your donation provides educators with the materials needed to keep schools safe, prevent students from falling behind in their learning, and support students’ social-emotional health.

Donate to close the learning gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic so students can stay on track to graduating on time.

Supported By:


20202022 COVID-19 Relief Fund
Grant Recipients

2022 COVID-19 Relief Fund

$1,000 COVID-19 Relief Fund Grant Recipients

  • Cindy Rosser – Creekside Park Elementary School, Anchorage, AK
  • Vasti Carrera – Home Elementary School, Stickney, IL
  • Dmitry Kogan – Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School, Woodland Hills, CA
  • Olga Castellanos – Dwight Morrow High School, Englewood, NJ
  • Jami Shields – La Villita Elementary, Irving, TX
  • Sahar Shabazz – John H. Finley Campus School, New York, NY
  • Lori Jandula – Cleveland Elementary School, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Jessica Gordillo – Raices Dual Language Academy, Central Falls, RI
  • Tarra Wood – Lincoln Elementary, Casper, WY
  • Amy Taylor – Hayes Elementary School, Fridley, MN
  • Karla Curby – Darby Elementary, Northridge, CA
  • Megan Ross – East Lynn Elementary, East Lynn, WV
  • Zoila Garcia – Orange Grove Elementary School, Somerton, AZ
  • Anna Brown – Roebuck Elementary School, Roebuck, SC
  • Ellen Erman – P.S 83 Luiz Munoz Rivera, New York, NY
  • Melissa Johnson – Stix Early Childhood Center – Saint Louis, MO
  • Claudia Wiseman – Billie Holiday Elementary, Baltimore, MD
  • Anniello Burke – Coopers Poynt Family School, Camden, NJ
  • Ara Carbonneau – Eisenhower Middle School, Topeka, KS
  • Joseph Woger – County Line Elementary School, Germantown, WI
  • Maria Arroyo – Desert Trail Elementary, Chaparral, NM
  • Kristin Rambo – West Pottsgrove Elementary School, Stowe, PA
  • Faiza Khalid – PS 36 Margaret Douglas, New York, NY
  • Allison Zacher – Whitewood Elementary, Whitewood, SD

$100 COVID-19 Relief Fund Grant Recipients

  • Madeleine Lewis – Emma E Booker Elementary School, Sarasota, FL
  • Alicia Santamaria – Gloria M Sabater Elementary School, Vineland, NJ
  • Sahar Shabazz – Ps MS 129 John H Finley Elementary School, New York, NY
  • Ashley Rudolph – Whittier International Elementary School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Jessica Gordillo – Raíces Dual Language Academy, Central Falls, RI
  • Faiza Khalid – Ps 36 Margaret Douglas School, New York, NY
  • Cassy Boehm – Scott Elementary School, Melrose Park, IL
  • Melissa Balderrama – North Bridge Elementary School, Weslaco, TX
  • Zoila Garcia – Orange Grove Elementary School, Somerton, AZ
  • Liliana Daza – Jack Lowe Sr Elementary School, Dallas, TX
  • Brittany Kreitzburg – Willson School, Cleveland, OH
  • Emilia Krauze – Ps 20 John Bowne Elementary School, Flushing, NY
  • Emily Stein – Claiborne Elementary School, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Vernita Skinner – Desert View Elementary School, Sunland Park, NM
  • Sylvia Quintana – East San Jose Elementary School, Albuquerque, NM
  • Hannah Sederburg – Grant Elementary School, Fremont, NE,
  • Maria Arroyo – Desert Trail Elementary School, Chaparral, NM
  • Yakima Wallace – Forest Hill Elementary School, Camden, NJ
  • Anniello Burke – Coopers Poynt Family School, Camden, NJ
  • Gloria Garcia – Hillcrest Elementary School, Austin, TX
  • Lisa Liss – Woodlake Elementary School, Sacramento, CA
  • Cindy Price – Southern Elementary School, New Castle, DE
  • Vasti Carrera – Home Elementary School, Stickney, IL
  • Lequita Carter – Southside Primary School, Selma, AL
  • Wendy Gonzalez – Edward M Downer Elementary School, San Pablo, CA
  • Kathy Phillips – Roosevelt Magnet Elementary School, Peoria, IL
  • Jessica Wycoff – Burton Middle School, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Kristina Strouse – Molly Stark Elementary School, Bennington, VT
  • Patricia Moyd – Manning Early Childhood Center, Manning, SC
  • Patricia Crotty – Joanna Connell Elementary School, Erie, PA
  • Monica Gonzalez – Reyes Goldrick Elementary School, Denver, CO
  • Anne-Marie Romito – Lawrence Primary School at School 2, Inwood, NY
  • Claudia Wiseman – Billie Holiday Elementary School 144, Baltimore, MD
  • Goreti Alcantara – Garfield Elementary School, Yakima, WA
  • Pete Saunders – Riley Elementary School, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Miranda Kessler – W Verne McKinney Elementary School, Hillsboro, OR
  • Candi Padfield – Dunbar School, Okmulgee, OK
  • Alicia Tull – Pio Pico Elementary School, Santa Ana, CA
  • Briann Barker – Bay-Brook Elementary-Middle School 124, Baltimore, MD
  • Johnita Smith – Livaudais Middle School, Gretna, LA
  • Nisha Watson – Eastway Elementary School, Durham, NC
  • Valerie Rudderforth – Washington Technology – Magnet School, Saint Paul, MN
  • Tina Oclair – Magnolia Elementary School, Lumberton, NC
  • Pamela Richardson – Inborden Elementary S.T.E.A.M. Academy, Enfield, NC
  • Melissa Johnson – Stix Early Childhood Center, Saint Louis, MO
  • Shantel Wrighr – Southampton Elementary School, Richmond, VA
  • Alanna Morgan – Michael J Perkins Elementary School, South Boston, MA
  • Ellen Erman – Ps 83 Luis Munoz Rivera Elementary School, New York, NY
  • Frankie Roberts – Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School, Milwaukee, WI
  • Ashley Bowen – Lee Street Elementary School, Jonesboro, GA
  • Michelle Bruno – William Allen High School, Allentown, PA
  • Lisa Dries – O S Hubbard Media Arts Academy, San Jose, CA
  • Elise Fagan – Aspen Community Magnet School, Santa Fe, NM
  • Cassandra Wood – Hoover Elementary School, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Shealyn Hafer – Meadow Hill Middle School, Missoula, MT
  • Jaclyn Kett – Union Hill Elementary School, Worcester, MA
  • Ara Carbonneau – Eisenhower Middle School, Topeka, KS
  • Dawn Bruce – Greenfield Union Elementary School, Detroit, MI
  • Michelle Nicols – Jerry L White Center High School, Detroit, MI
  • Kathy Rheams – Eva Gordon Lower Elementary School, Magnolia, MS
  • Sandra Smith – Memphis Business Academy-Elementary School, Memphis, TN
  • Jessica McConnell – Wolf Creek Elementary School, Pine Ridge, SD
  • Monica Brown – Oakshire Elementary School, Memphis, TN
  • Jennifer Feeley – Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School, Louisville, KY
  • Dan Stone – DuPont Elementary School, Commerce City, CO
  • Emily Bevan – Pleasant Valley Elementary School, Wichita, KS
  • Tarra Woos – Lincoln Elementary School, Casper, WY
  • Carmen Yanez – Lewis and Clark Elementary School, Wenatchee, WA
  • Megan Ross – East Lynn Elementary School, East Lynn, WV
  • Elizabeth Soltys – Crawford Elementary School, Aurora, CO
  • Emily Major – Manchester Memorial High School, Manchester, NH
  • Michele Sady – Franklin D Roosevelt Academy, Cleveland, OH
  • Kerry Sas – John B Stanton Elementary School, Norwich, CT
  • Deja Burton – Pine Bluff High School, Pine Bluff, AR
  • Erin Ulibarri – Endeavor Elementary School, Nampa, ID
  • Elisa Friedman – Brentlinger J G Johnson Elementary School, Pahrump, NV
  • Karen Libby – Piscataquis Community High School, Guilford, ME
  • Jennifer Warren – James Russell Lowell Elementary Schl 51, Indianapolis, IN
  • Elizabeth Decembrino – Ridgeland Elementary School, Ridgeland, SC
  • Cindy Rosser – Creekside Park Elementary School, Anchorage, AK
  • Katharine Ciurczak – Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill, GA
  • Viola Howard – Soldiers Memorial Middle School, Tazewell, TN
  • Karla Curby – Darby Avenue School, Northridge, CA
  • Autumn Lebron – Riverview Academy of Math and Science, Riverview, FL
  • Dana Tyson – Frey Elementary School, Acworth, GA
  • Chelsea McCoy – Central Park Elementary School, Bossier City, LA
  • Amy Taylor – Hayes Elementary School, Fridley, MN
  • Carly Jones – Leeton High School, Leeton, MO
  • Olga Castellanos – Dwight Morrow High School, Englewood, NJ
  • Lori Jandula – Cleveland Elementary School, Norman, OK
  • Kristin Rambo – West Pottsgrove Elementary School, Stowe, PA
  • Anna Brown – Roebuck Elementary School, Roebuck, SC
  • Allison Zacher – Whitewood Elementary School, Whitewood, SD
  • Erika Hernandez – United Middle School, Laredo, TX
  • Joseph Woger – County Line Elementary School, Germantown, WI
  • Dmitry Kogan – Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter Sch, West Hills, CA
  • Kelli Ferns – Cedar Grove Elementary School, Panama City, FL
  • Jami Shields – La Villita Elementary School, Irving, TX
  • Ashley Beasley – Memorial Park Elementary School, Jasper, AL

2021 COVID-19 Relief Fund

$1,000 COVID-19 Relief Fund Grant Recipients

  • Tazia Brunetti – Bethune Community School, Minneapolis, MN
  • Brianna Caldwell – New Holland Core Knowledge Academy, Gainesville, GA
  • Yvonne Cervera – Davis Middle School, San Antonio, TX
  • Jordan Ellico – Wynn Elementary, Las Vegas, NV
  • Ruben Garcia – Moffett Elementary School, Inglewood, CA
  • Kristien Hamilton – Greencastle Middle School, Greencastle, IN
  • Myra Harris – Greenboro Middle School, Greensboro, AL
  • SarahAnne Nadler – Lassalette Elementary, La Puente, CA
  • ​​Demetria Richardson – Bellevue Elementary School, Richmond, VA
  • Lissette Soto – Gloria M. Sabater Elementary School, Vineland, NJ
  • Tracy Truong – George R. Moscone Elementary School, San Francisco, CA

2020 COVID-19 Relief Fund

Puff donated $500,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide more than 1,200 PreK-12 teachers with $350 classroom grants.

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