​​Wakefield Educational Foundation

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

~ Abigail Smith Adams

Deadline Extended - WEF is accepting online applications for the 2019/2020 grants through 11/1/2019.

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 Categories


Environmental Studies

Maximum award under each category: $3,000


​WEF is now accepting online applications for the 2019/2020 grants. To apply:
  1. Download and complete the project narrative and budget form. You will be prompted to make a copy of the file.
  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.

Application deadline: 11/1/2019

See the most recent projects funded by WEF:

2018/2019 grant-funded projects

2017/2018 grant-funded projects

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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Our mailing address is:

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

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