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Williamstown Elementary School Endowment (WESE) Fund Grant

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Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) - Williamstown Elementary School Endowment (WESE) Fund

Deadline Date:

01/17/22 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations and individuals to enhance the educational experience at eligible schools. Applicants must contact the school principal prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for activities and initiatives that enrich the educational experience for students and teachers at the Williamstown Elementary School (WES). The Fund is intended to make possible exceptional educational opportunities designed to take students beyond the basics.

Proposal must augment and enrich the educational experience of WES students and should not be part of core curriculum. Possible projects include, but are not limited to: new programs that augment the curriculum, extra-curricular activities, independent study, individual creative projects (in or outside the classroom), visiting speakers or artists; scientific, athletic, or technical equipment*; class field trips. *If you are requesting funding for equipment, please indicate why the item is not covered through the school budget.

The fund seeks primarily to help cover the direct costs of projects (not salaries or stipends). Priority will be given to proposals that rely on volunteer efforts and that show additional means of support. Due to other means of financial support for teacher professional development, priority will generally be given to grant applications that support the student educational experience. 
Preference is given to proposals that will serve as a catalyst to broader educational opportunities and are likely to have a lasting connection with other school offerings.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150229

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants generally range from $250 to $2,500. Occasionally more depending on the project.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year funding (up to 3 years) to create new initiatives will be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Students, teachers, administrators, parents, non-profits and members of the community are invited to apply for a grant.

The Fund is not intended to be a substitute for public funding of WES's core curriculum.

Berkshire Taconic/WESE does not support organizations, which in their constitution, by-laws, or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religious belief.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: January 17

Before completing an application, please schedule a time to discuss your proposed project and the details of its implementation with Joelle Brookner, WES Principal.

How to Apply: https://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/AboutGrantsandScholarships/GrantsHowtoApply.aspx

Contact Information:

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

Application for nonprofit organizations: https://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/SearchApplyforGrants/www.berkshiretaconic.org/nonprofitgrants

Application for other applicants: https://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/SearchApplyforGrants/www.berkshiretaconic.org/individualgrants

Contact WES Principal Joelle Brookner: jbrookner@williamstownelementary.org

For information about the foundation's overall grantmaking:
Maeve O’Dea
Program Director
413.229.0370 x 111
Maeve@berkshiretaconic.org

Amy Taylor
Community Engagement Officer for Education
413.229.0370 x 107
ataylor@berkshiretaconic.org

For questions about our application processes or how to claim your award, email Grants Associate Caitlin Healy at chealy@berkshiretaconic.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: Williamstown Elementary School (WES)

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