“The object of education is to prepare the
young to educate themselves throughout their
lives.” -Robert Maynard Hutchins
The GEF Community Grant Program provides
fiscal support for innovative and creative projects
that will increase knowledge and skills,
expand perspectives, and enrich understanding.
Our goal is to encourage educators, within our
schools and throughout the community, to find
new ways to make learning dynamic and challenging,
both for themselves and for their students.
Grants may be used for educational initiatives
that fall outside existing budgets, such
~ Visiting authors and guest speakers
~Seed money to help launch innovative new
~Educational materials and equipment
which support innovative programming
While we accept proposals for any amount,
previous awards have ranged from $150 to
$12,000. A list of previously funded community
grants may be found on our website.
Grant Application Due Dates