Classroom Improvement Grants

As school districts continue to experience budget cuts, educators search for new and creative means to fund projects and programs in jeopardy of being eliminated.  Committed to students and the educators dedicated to their success, TBA Credit Union is proud to offer this funding opportunity.

Applicants are selected for funding based on how many students benefit from the request, how the request relates to classroom instruction and how funding will impact the future of students. Educators from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties can apply.


  • All applicants will be notified within two weeks.
  • To allow a range of educators to benefit from the grant program, schools who have not received a grant in the last two years will be given first consideration.
  • Recipients who fail to arrange a grant presentation within two months of notification forfeit the award and will need to resubmit an application for consideration.

Previous Grant Recipients


Jamie Sandy – TC Central High School (Program to benefit middle school and high school students across the district.)


Amanda White – Courtade Elementary

Danelle Brostrom – TCAPS Technology Department 

Karen Nelson- Eastern Elementary

Stacey Alpers- Immaculate Conception Elementary School

Lisa Sutton- Birch Street Elementary

Brandon Deike- Forest Area Community Schools (Program to benefit elementary students.)


Anna DeMarsh-International School at Bertha Vos

Michael George III-Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District

Ian McGurn-Grand Traverse Academy

Matt Olson-Benzie Central High School

Kelli Hannum-Spencer-TC Central High School

TBA Credit Union Classroom Grant Application

  • This form is not a secure channel. Please do not submit private information such as account numbers, Social Security numbers or PINs through this form.
  • Please be specific about the project, program and/or materials needed to enhance your students' classroom experience.
  • Please detail how this grant will impact students now and in the future. Will future classes benefit from this grant? If so, how?
  • How will TBACU be included in the plans?
  • Identify all other sources of donations such as school fundraisers, corporate support and/or other grants.