Educational Impact Grant

Educators routinely develop creative programs to enhance their students’ educational experiences. Often these programs require funding that is not available in the annual school budget. In order to support these innovative endeavors, the Wallingford Education Foundation (WEF) awards funds based on specific educator requests. Educational Impact Grants typically range from $500 – $5,000. These grants comply with school district guidelines and are intended to provide:

Educational opportunities for students that are not available within current district budget constraints. These may be curricular or extra-curricular.

New initiatives that enhance the educational mission of the schools through collaborative partnerships with the community.

Matching dollars when external grants require the inclusion of local matching funds. Matching grant requests must be related to the above two areas of WEF funding.

Grant Committee Member Cindy Lavalette presents Melanie Widman with an endowment that will allow her to implement a program in which students will learn the importance of healthy river ecosystems.

Karen Felegian received funding to create a flexible classroom learning environment that will help her elementary students attend and engage in their work.

Mallory Struble and Ilana Rashba were successful in their request for financial support for an after school running club that will help students develop healthy fitness habits and promote positive peer interactions.

Wallingford educators who wish to request financing are asked to complete an application and submit it to the WEF via email anytime between March 1 and 4:00 p.m. on April 1. Applicants are urged to read the entire application packet carefully and to pay particular attention to all terms and conditions.