Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Awareness - Education - Inspiration

Educator Grant

Friends of the THGC Educator Grant

The Friends of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) is offering up to eight grants of up to $1,000 each to educators and educational institutions to fund projects that educate Texas students and communities about the Holocaust and/or genocides. This Educator Grant program is open to teachers and organizations throughout the state: teachers, administrators, school districts, homeschooling programs, and public, charter, and private schools may apply.

The THGC is offering this program to fund projects that promote students' learning about these historical events and how they connect to what we see in our world today. Sample projects have included providing class sets of texts that school districts have not been able to provide, helping to create oral history projects with Holocaust and/or genocide survivors and World War II veterans, and creating a Holocaust/genocide education project culminating in a field trip to one of Texas’ four Holocaust museums. Below are examples of feedback from students who participated in past Educator Grant programs:

“[This project] made me reach out of my comfort zone. I have learned a bit about myself and my classmates. We are all undiscovered artists who have different, interesting eyes.”

“During this project I have learned that it is my responsibility as an individual, I need to stand up to wrongdoing and cruelty… We as individuals have to take responsibility and stand up for what is right.”

“I realize as an individual that it is my responsibility to help others from doing and choosing the wrong choice. If people do the same this world would be an amazing place. It is up to me and my peers as one to do the right thing and help others to follow as well.”

To apply for a grant, the applicant must submit an application form, including a budget and project narrative. The deadline for the 2019-2020 grant cycle is October 16, 2019 and all submissions must be e-mailed by 5:00 p.m. C.S.T. Follow the links below for more information.

2019 - 2020 Educator Grant Criteria and Procedures

2019 - 2020 Educator Grant Application

For further information, please contact Christian Acevedo, Outreach Coordinator, at 512-463-7998 or christian.acevedo@thgc.texas.gov