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Karen Cox Memorial Grant Program

Above: the late Karen Cox. Below: young beneficiaries of Karen's memorial grants.
Karen Cox, one of Montana's great educators, lost her life doing what she loved, working to improve public education. She took seriously her opportunities to support her fellow teachers.


In her honor, the Montana Professional Teaching Foundation created the Karen Cox Memorial Grant Program.


This program is not intended to replace school funding, rather it is meant to assist educators who selflessly reach into their own pockets for classroom supplies. Montana educators can apply to the Foundation for funds expended on behalf of the classroom.


To apply for a grant
Download grant application information and application form. The form is fillable, or you can print it to fill it out. Mail hard copy of the form to Donna Graveley, MPTF, 1232 E 6th Ave., Helena, MT 59601.


Grant deadline
Grant applications must be received by December 2 each year.  

To donate to the grant program
Please support Montana's educators and schoolchildren by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Karen Cox Memorial Grant Program. Click here to download the donation form. Or contact Donna Gravely at the Montana Professional Teaching Foundation for a donation form: 406-442-4250 or

Previous grant recipients
2016 Karen Cox Grant recipients

2015 Karen Cox Grant recipients

2014 Karen Cox Grant recipients

2012 Karen Cox Grant recipients 

2011 Karen Cox Grant recipients

2010 Karen Cox Grant recipients


2009 Karen Cox Grant recipients