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Westerly Education Endowment Fund (WEEF) Grant

Grants to Rhode Island Individuals and Organizations to
Promote Student Engagement and Education

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Rhode Island Foundation - Westerly Education Endowment Fund (WEEF)

Deadline Date:

07/31/20 11:59 PM


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Grants to Rhode Island individuals and organizations in eligible locations to enhance the educational experience of students in local public schools. Funding is intended to provide projects, services, and programs not currently offered to students. Preference will be shown to requests made by administrators, staff, teachers, students, parents, and community members of the local school district. Applicants must be located in Westerly.

The Westerly Education Endowment Fund’s 2020-2021 grant process hopes to generate opportunities to empower educators to explore ideas to promote student growth. At this time, teaching and learning are demanding unique ways and creative thinking to achieve purposeful planning and motivate student interest and participation. These ongoing circumstances are challenging, so the Westerly Educational Endowment seeks to fund grant initiatives that will enhance and enrich the learning environment and support resourceful ideas and materials that will assist in allocating the successful delivery of the district’s curriculum outcomes.

WEEF funding augments the educational experience of children beyond that which is provided by state and local taxes. Each year, people who work with Westerly students are given the opportunity to submit grant requests to the Endowment. WEEF’s grant committee then selects the grants it feels will have the greatest impact and sustainability potential for Westerly Public School students. WEEF’s goal is to provide the seed money for programs which will have a lasting impact on students, and which may eventually be adopted by the district or sustained by other means for long-term success.

 WEEF supports a wide array of programs, in many aspects of education, and has established funds that can specifically be directed to grants relating to Science & Technology, Literacy, Performing Arts, Business & Professional Development, and Student Initiatives [such as Project T.G.I.F. (Turn Grease Into Fuel)]. WEEF works closely with Westerly Public Schools to offer a “focus grant” each year, which is a pre-funded grant that aligns with district needs and priorities. WEEF also supports programs which concentrate on the emotional well-being and physical safety of students, such as Rachel’s Challenge.

WEEF strives to support projects in their initial stages.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180945

Term of Contract:

-Grants are provided on a one year basis.
-Under exceptional circumstances, the Foundation will consider funding the same project for future years at a reduced rate.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants from the Westerly Education Endowment Fund may support a broad range of projects and services proposed by students, teachers, administrators, parents, or members of the community of the Westerly School District — any individual or organization that works toward enhancing the educational experience in Westerly public schools.

Proposals should augment the educational experience for students of the Westerly public schools and should not request money to replace existing public funding for the school.

-WEEF will not fund state or district mandated projects. This includes senior projects.
-WEEF supports projects that involve transportation, but they do not directly fund transportation.
-WEEF does not support stipends for faculty members.
-Generally WEEF will not fund travel expenses or stipends for outside vendors, but may consider unique circumstances where funding will provide a large benefit.
-WEEF will not fund other foundations.
-WEEF requires the Technology Director’s signature for all grants requesting funds for Technology.

Pre-Application Information:

-Application is due by Friday, July 31st 2020 at 11:59 pm

-Volunteerism and matching funds, either monetary or in-kind, are encouraged by WEEF.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


Westerly Education Endowment Fund
P.O. Box 1219, Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: (401) 315-1500 Ext. 1319

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USA: Rhode Island: Westerly

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