Foundation / Corporation
Rhode Island Foundation - Westerly Education Endowment Fund (WEEF)
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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#: 180945
-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.
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
USA: Rhode Island: Westerly
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