A Message from our Grant Committee...
A Message from the WEEF Grant Committee...
Dear Potential Grant Applicants,
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.
Since its inception, WEEF’s grant funding has given over $300,000 to various school and community requests. Our website, www.weefri.org, summarizes the types of grants we have funded in the past few years. Because the 2020-2021 school year poses much more of a challenge to successfully fulfill the needs of each child in the Westerly School District, our funding considerations will attempt to strengthen the learning environments and support educators facing the uncertainty of what lies ahead.
We applaud the efforts of our dedicated, caring, and highly motivated teachers, parents, family members and friends, and the entire Westerly community. WEEF hopes to fulfill essential needs that will bring the best outcomes during these challenging situations. It truly is taking a village at this time, and the 2020-2021 school year ahead will require strength and perseverance to achieve success. A WEEF grant may be just the opportunity that gives your program an added impetus toward accomplishing your goals.
The WEEF grant application can be completed and submitted online here. It is due by Friday, July 31st 2020. Feel free to use the email included in the grant application to acquire more information or for any questions about the process.
Thank you, stay safe,
WEEF Grant Committee Chairperson
Committee members: Deb Pendola, Michelle Pinto, Aaron Morrone, Megan Herlihy, Colleen Saila, and Angela Church