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This grant program has been combined with Digital Wish for the next school year. Please apply for 43 new grants at Thanks for your support!

Bring your students together for a class project using Olympus digital cameras and Tool Factory's project-building software. It's easy to enter. Just submit a description of your intended project, and a budget.

The best applications make effective use of ALL the resources provided by the grant. All subject areas will be equally considered. Grants will be judged based on:

  • Effective use of digital cameras in the curriculum.
  • Effective use of the software resources.
  • High degree of student involvement. We are looking for projects which involve the entire class in a variety of capacities for a group project, or where each student gets the opportunity to build their own project.
  • Creativity and fun. Our judges are looking for great projects that they would like to take part in!


January 5, 2007 - 5 Grand prize winners and 5 runner-up winners have been chosen.

June 30, 2007 - 5 Grand prize winners and 5 runner-up winners have been selected!

K-12 and special education schools in the US, its territories, and Canada are eligible to apply. Private, public, and charter schools are equally considered. 10 grants will be awarded each year and you have 2 chances to win.

Print a flyer for your staff.

3 Olympus 6.0 megapixel (or better) digital cameras worth $600

The Olympus FE-Series digital cameras are our favorite pick for teachers! It's easy to use, and 6.0 megapixels produce photo-quality prints larger than 11"X17". Super-macro mode practically turns these cameras into magnifying glasses. Beautiful color, panorama, and video make this camera unbeatable in its class.

One Tool Factory software site license worth up to $2,000

Awardees will get a school site license of one software program to install on every computer in their school! Explain what you'll do with the software in your application:

Tool Factory Workshop: Make greeting cards, books, banners, charts, graphs, or an art showcase using Tool Factory Workshop's word processor, spreadsheet, database, and paint programs.

MultiMedia Lab V: Create a photo montage, games, claymation, or a student showcase for the web.

Whole Class Fresco: Manipulate your photos with surrealistic textures and lifelike brushes.

Tool Factory Home Page: Build websites, build websites, build websites!

$500 cash

Tell us what you need to purchase to complete your project. Hire a bus driver, buy photo paper, get more software, open a Shutterfly account, or get a microscope that attaches to the computer. Don't budget for cameras, unless you need more than 3. Each grant winner gets 3 cameras already!

A Digital Camera Basics workbook, with permission to copy!

Get step-by-step instructions on how to use the Olympus digital cameras, plus tips and tricks for taking great photographs. You will also be awarded a license to make up to 30 copies of the book for your students.

Past Winners

Spring 2005 Grant Winners

Fall 2005 Grant Winners

Spring 2006 Grant Winners

Fall 2006 Winners

June 2007 Grant Winners

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