Wallingford Educational Foundation Grant Opportunities

Funds in the amount of approximately $156,700 raised by the Foundation have enabled it to provide annual Educational Impact and Professional Development grants for programs initiated by exceptional school teachers. These grants are typically between $500-$5,000 and are not renewable. Perhaps our greatest achievement to date, the educational impact grants, have enabled thousands of students to participate in a more fulfilling educational experience.

Impact Grants

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Professional Development Grants

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Grant Process Overview

  • Each year the Foundation will award Educational Impact Grants of $500- $5,000 each.
  • The Chairperson of the Wallingford Education Foundation is responsible for soliciting 4 individuals from the board of the WEF who in addition to the chairperson will serve as the Grants Committee.
  • Educational Impact grants will be awarded for the following purposes.
  • Educational opportunities to meet the challenges in a global society
  • Community and School Partnerships:  New initiatives that enhance the educational mission of the schools through collaborative partnerships
  • Leveraging External Grants:  Matching dollars when grants are required by the funder to include local matching funds.  Matching grant requests must be related to the above two areas of Foundation funding
  • Educational Impact grant applications must be submitted no later than March 1 to the chairperson of the grants committee.
  • Grant applications will be distributed to all grant committee members. Each member is responsible for completing a grant evaluation form for each grant prior to the grant committee meeting.
  • The grant committee will meet no later than April 15 to select the Educational Impact grant recipients and to establish a recommendation for the full WEF Board regarding major grant funding.
  • The grant committee chairperson will present the Educational Impact grant recipients to the WEF board at their April meeting.  The chairperson will also present the recommendation of the committee for the major grant award.  Selection of the major grant requires a vote of the WEF board.
  • Educational Impact grant recipients will be notified prior to the end of the school year.
  • Major grant announcements will be determined by the grant committee.

10 Tips for Writing a Grant

Learn the 10 tips for writing a grant to help with getting your grant awarded.

Our Grant Submission Guidelines

Since its inception, the WEF has provided funding to support the programs that enhance the education growth of students. Each year 5 mini-grants are awarded. In addition, the WEF continually supports a major project which is selected through a separate process.

Review the guidelines to gain a better understanding of what is required when submitting a grant application.

Need a little more information?

View our orientation presentation to get to know us and our grant process a little more.

Get in Touch

For more information please fill out the form to  the right.  For application submission please send to Brittany Barbaro at bbarbaro@choate.edu