MLA Launches Matching Challenge to Fund COVID-19 Emergency Grants

To fund emergency grants for part-time faculty members who’ve been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the MLA has launched its first ever matching gift challenge. The MLA Executive Council, former MLA presidents, and the Teagle Foundation have pledged to match up to $10,0000 in contributions to the Paving the Way fund to underwrite the grants, which will help support contingent faculty members who may be losing income because of canceled classes, putting in additional hours without compensation to move classes online, or paying for technology to facilitate their online teaching.

If members and supporters contribute $10,000 to Paving the Way, the matching challenge will enable the MLA to distribute $20,000—or forty grants—to contingent faculty members. If you’d like to contribute and have your donation matched dollar for dollar, please choose Paving the Way on our online donation form.