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Ruiz 4 Kids 2019 ‘Mini-Grants for Teachers' application online
By Ruiz 4 Kids
Jul 12, 2018
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Submission Deadline: Friday, July 13, 2018

Ruiz Foods, CA: Ruiz 4 Kids has opened the application process for the Mini-Grants for Teachers Program for the 2019 school year. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, July 13, 2018. Teachers must mail in the application to their local Ruiz Foods facility. Address information can be found on the application overview document on the Ruiz 4 Kids website.

“Investing in the education of our children, is investing in our future,” said Jeanne Ulcak, 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 who are within a 50-mile radius of Denison, TX. 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. In 2017 Ruiz 4 Kids donated $9,793 to area teachers. Since 2015, Ruiz 4 Kids has awarded $31,491 to teachers in the Denison, TX area.

For additional information on grant criteria which includes Funding Priorities and how to apply visit, and click on the links under “To Apply”.

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