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.


Scope


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.


Eligibility


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

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Application


​WEF is accepting online applications for the 2017/2018 grants until October 23, 2017. To apply:

  1. Download and complete the project narrative and budget. (You will be prompted to "make a copy.")
  2. Share your project idea with your principal or the superintendent and obtain his/her approval.
  3. Apply online. (Enter information into the Grant Application fields, attach your project narrative and budget document, and attach any supporting materials that may be helpful.)


To learn more about the types of projects WEF funds, review the list of 2016/2017 grant-funded projects.


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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