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The Granby Education Foundation (GEF) accomplishes its mission through its grant programs which provide our community with exceptional opportunities for enrichment. See Brochure.

Community Grants
The GEF's Community Grants Program provides fiscal support for innovative and creative educational projects that will increase knowledge and skills, expand perspectives and enrich understanding.

s Successful Community Grants

Arts Endowment Grants
The Endowment has reached its initial  goal of $200,000 in cash and pledges!  (Fall 2009)  The GEF has now established a permanent source of funding in support of artistic initiatives for our community.

s Successful Arts Endowment Grants


The GEF funds programs that:
 ~Illustrate innovation and creativity,
 ~Enrich educational offerings; and
 ~Offer unique learning opportunities.

In addition, grant proposals should:
 ~Have a clearly defined action plan,
 ~Provide appropriate evaluation criteria; and
 ~Demonstrate breadth of impact.

Grants are not intended to replace or relieve the existing responsibility for public funding of school programs, nor are they intended to replace regular budget growth and maintenance. Grants do not cover field trips OR salaries, stipends, or professional development costs for non-profit employees and volunteers. 

Grants are made to nonprofit organizations.  If you, as an individual, have an idea for an innovative program but are not affiliated with a nonprofit organization, please contact the GEF for assistance in finding an appropriate partner.  Some examples of past partners for grants are our public schools, town departments such as Granby Youth Services and the Granby Senior Center, and nonprofit organizations such as Holcomb Farm, Granby Artists Association, and the Salmon Brook Historical Society. 

All proposals are reviewed by a committee of the GEF's board of directors and voted on by the board.  Awards are based on the merits of each proposal and the ability of the GEF to fund them.  Partial funding may be awarded. 

Grant Application

See Brochure.

Deadlines: Proposals for all grant programs are due on January 15, April 15 and October 15 of each year.  Notifications will be made within sixty days of these deadlines.

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