Grant Application Guidelines & How to Apply

Our Mission: Promoting Excellence and Innovation in Education

What We Fund:

  • Learning initiatives beyond the standard curriculum
  • Research-based education innovation and related professional development
  • Pilot projects that have a positive, transforming impact
  • Community/school collaboration projects
  • Engaging and challenging enrichment projects
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics interdisciplinary projects
  • New approaches to citizenship/democracy education

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.  The Westport Education Foundation Board meets the first Monday of each month to conduct business and review applications.

APPLICATION PROCESS

1. Discuss plans with a WCS faculty member, WCS Administrator and /or a WEF Board member.

2. Submit a letter of intent (outline attached) with the applicant’s electronic name signature and email/phone contact information.

3. First-time applicants, by submitter and/or funding category, will likely be asked to make a short presentation at a WEF Board of Directors Meeting.

4.You will receive a written notification about the Board’s decision and the level of any approved funding.

5. A written report must be submitted at the end of each year of the grant.  (outline will be provided) upon grant acceptance notice.

Grant Applications may be submitted by email to:   

            info@westporteducationfoundation.com

or by mail to:

            Westport Education Foundation, P.O. Box 3213, Westport, MA  02790

GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

Who can submit a grant?

Any combination of parents, students, faculty, administration, and community groups may collaborate on a proposal.  However, a faculty member and administrator must be involved in any proposal and his/her name listed as part of the application.

Who can I go to with questions?

WEF Board Member Contact for each school:

  • Macomber:                                        Ann Marie Forbes – annmarieforbes@gmail.com
  • Westport Elementary:                     Sarah Gifford – wptbug@verizon.net
  • Westport Junior Senior High:        Marilyn Packard-Luther – m.packardluther@gmail.com

WEF encourages the submission of proposals that promote / demonstrate:

  • Learning initiatives beyond the standard curriculum
  • Research-based education innovation and related professional development
  • Pilot projects that have a positive, transforming impact
  • Community/school collaboration projects
  • Engaging and challenging enrichment projects
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics interdisciplinary projects
  • New approaches to citizenship/democracy education

What WEF does not fund:

  • Event transportation
  • Classroom equipment, such as Chrome Books, etc. or Campus equipment, such as risers, sports equipment, etc.
  • Programs/projects/activities that are expected to impact less than 10 students

 

Download the application & Rubric here: 

WEF Grant APP & Guidelines-2017-8

WEF Grant APP Rubric