Grant Application Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant with us! 


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. 

Where do I send the grant application and attachments? 

Email to:  

or mail to Westport Education Foundation, P.O. Box 3213, Westport, MA  02790 


Who can I go to with questions?  

WEF Board Member Contact for each school: 

                   Macomber: Cheryl Carvalho -

                   Westport Elementary: Kathy Gillet -

                   Westport Junior Senior High: Marilyn Packard-Luther -                  


WEF encourages the submission of proposals that promote/demonstrate: 

  • Learning initiatives beyond the standard curriculum and beyond required class/campus materials & equipment

  • Research-based education innovation and related professional development 

  • Pilot projects that have a positive, transformative impact 

  • Community/school collaboration projects 

  • Engaging and challenging enrichment projects 

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM),

  • Interdisciplinary projects 

  • New approaches to citizenship/democracy education ​

WEF'S focus is to expand and enhance opportunities for students beyond existing curricula and classroom activities. 

Therefore we encourage grant applicants to seek alternative funding for expenses frequently covered by school

systems or PTO's etc... such as the following:

  • Event transportation, field trips, Classroom and campus equipment (such as chrome books, risers, sports equipment, etc.)

  • Programs/projects/activities that are expected to impact less than 10 students  ​​

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