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Ruiz 4 Kids 'Mini-Grants for Teachers' application online
By Ruiz 4 Kids
Jun 15, 2017
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Submission Deadline: June 15, 2017

Ruiz Foods, CA: Ruiz 4 Kids has opened the application process for the Mini-Grants for Teacher for the 2018 school year. The deadline to submit an application on-line is June 15, 2017.

“Investing in the education of our children, is investing in our future,” said Rebeckah Flanagan, Ambassador, Ruiz 4 Kids Denison. ”We understand that the needs of the teachers to provide a quality education should not weigh on just the budgets of the school districts, but come from all available resources. This is why we created the mini-grant program. Our goal is to help teachers grow the creative side of education and show their students there is more to learning then sitting in a classroom.”

The grant is open to public school teachers in grades K-12 in Grayson County, Texas. Grant awards range from $300 - $1,000. To align with the objectives of the Ruiz 4 Kids organization, teachers interested in submitting a grant are reminded to ensure their intended projects are creative and will enhance their students learning experience. Grant recipients are also expected to report on the expenditure of grant funds and results of the supported project at the end of the funded school year.

The Mini-Grants for Teachers Program is funded solely by Ruiz Foods employee donations. Ruiz 4 Kids does not use any of the donated money for administrative or other costs. In other words, all funds donated to this program by Ruiz employees go directly to the Mini-Grants Program. For the 2016 school year, Texas Ruiz employees donated and distributed $12,473.03 to Grayson County teachers who applied for a Mini-Grant.

For additional information on grant criteria which includes Funding Priorities and how to apply visit, and click on the Teacher Grant link.

About Ruiz 4 Kids

Ruiz 4 Kids is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 when employees of Ruiz Food Products, Inc. approached Founder Fred Ruiz asking him to help them explore ways to assist families with children in need. Today, Ruiz 4 Kids works to fund two children/education programs: scholarships to high school seniors as well as community college and the Mini Grants for Teachers program.

About Ruiz Food Products, Inc.

Ruiz Foods is a privately owned corporation with corporate offices in Dinuba, California. Kim Ruiz Beck, the elder daughter of Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Fred Ruiz, is Chairman. Rachel Cullen is President and CEO.

Ruiz Foods is dedicated to premium quality, authentically prepared frozen foods selling to all channels of distribution: retail, convenience store, clubs, vending, industrial and foodservice. The El Monterey® brand is the #1 frozen Mexican food brand in the U.S.. Tornados®, the company’s snack brand, is the #1 roller grill item across the nation. Ruiz Foods employs over 3,500 Team Members in four facilities located in the U.S. For more information, please visit or