An ASABE Foundation fund, the Harold Pinches and Glenn Schwab Teaching Materials fund provides financial support for the development and effective distribution of ASABE teaching materials, including textbooks.

The Pinches Schwab fund accumulates money over the year to support one or more projects. Typical projects have been funded in the $3,000-20,000 range. ASABE members are invited to submit an application to seek support.


Submitting an Application


  • The project must be initiated by an ASABE member, of any grade, in the year the project is proposed, and may involve an initiating body such as an ASABE committee, community, group, etc.
  • If projects are not completed within the timeline proposed, awardees may be required to resubmit an updated proposal.
  • An annual update and final synopsis of the project will be requested.

Authors interested in submitting a proposal for financial support from the Pinches-Schwab Fund should send a Letter of Intent (LOI) to The LOI should be submitted by March 31 for priority consideration. The following topics should be included in the letter: nature of the proposed project, intended audience for the teaching material, list of potential authors, and approximate amount of funding being requested. All submitted LOIs will be reviewed by the ASABE P-515 Teaching and Learning Resources committee. Authors of the highest-rated LOIs will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Direct submissions and questions to