In Teachers We Trust Endowment Fund

The In Teachers We Trust Fund was established in 2023 in honor and respect of our Founder Lloyd Hopkins and his vision of providing
financial support to the teaching profession through multiple approaches. 

This endowment fund will be used for:


How Does It Work?

The fund is contributed to by many gracious donors and supporters of teachers and the work that they do for our communities. When the endowment fund has reached giving capacity, there will be an application process for teachers to access the funds according to their personal, educational, or classroom needs & aspirations.

What is The Impact In The Community?

Our goal is to raise 10 million dollars to support our grant giving.

Though still building capacity, the vision for this fund is to be a sustainable source of support for teachers and their endeavors
so that their classrooms and students can reap the benefits of a well-supported and compensated teaching force.

Ready to help us reach our goal?

Support the work that Million Dollar Teacher Project does to directly impact teachers in Arizona by becoming one of our gracious donors.
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Growing the Tree

Million Dollar Teacher Tree was first developed in a classroom by students in a program called, Next Generation Service Corps at Arizona State University in December of 2017. These students were tasked by Lloyd Hopkins, founder of Million Dollar Teacher project with developing a project that can potentially become an integral part in helping MDTP achieve its mission. The group eventually developed the original prototype for Million Dollar Teacher Tree—a cutout dollar sign that would be placed in surrounding businesses near the partner school. The idea was pitched to staff members of MDTP during the last of their class, and the project was picked up by MDTP as a new pilot program for the organization. After many months of planning, the prototype was eventually revamped into what it is today, Million Dollar Teacher Tree.

Golden Apple

These apples are intended to provide any sort of Professional Development which, in turn, gifts them with key knowledge to add to their personal skill-set to better work with their students.

As educators, teachers are constantly looking to continually grow in their profession to not only learn how to better connect with their students, but to also make the learning experience much more exciting.

Suggested donation amount range: $10 – $100

Red Apple

These apples are designed to provide the typical day-to-day items in the classroom. Teachers spend can spend upwards of $1,000 out of pocket to have enough supplies yearlong for their students– to alleviate this, the Red Apples were created.

Everyday school supplies include; pencils, notebooks, crayons, hand sanitizer, etc.

Green Apple

These apples are intended to provide a big-ticket item for the teachers. These supplies are typically something that the teachers can use for more than one school year.

Examples include; a class-set of computers or new furniture for the classroom.

Suggested donation amount: $500+