​​Wakefield Educational Foundation

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."

~ Abigail Smith Adams

The WEF Grant Program supports innovation and promotes excellence in the Wakefield Public Schools by seeking to enhance and enrich the educational experience of every student in the district.


Grants are intended to be grade or classroom specific requests to help support the
Wakefield Public Schools in areas such as Educational Enrichment, Environmental
Studies and Innovation, and the expansion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning options for students.  The subject matter to which a grant can be applied must impact a group of students in the Wakefield Public Schools.  The group may be as small as a single class, or as large as the total school population (K-12).   Stand-alone grant requests are encouraged, but a request for a large-scale program, that can be divided among several funding sources, will also be considered.


All teachers, teacher aides, librarians, department heads, principals, assistant principals and PTO presidents within the Wakefield School Department may apply.

Grant Values

Enrichment Max Grant Amount: $2,500

Environmental Studies Max Grant Amount: $2,500
Innovation Max Grant Amount: $1,000



​The application period for each school year's grants opens in the Spring and closes in early Fall. Funding decisions are finalized and shared in November.

See the most recent projects funded by WEF:

2017/2018 grant-funded projects [PDF]

2016/2017 grant-funded projects [PDF]

For more information or questions about our grant program, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Wakefield Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 1752
Wakefield, MA 01880

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