Applying for a Groton Dunstable Education Foundation Grant
What is the mission of the Groton Dunstable Education Foundation?
The Groton Dunstable Education Foundation, Inc. (GDEF) is a volunteer non-profit organization committed to enhancing the success of our public schools by providing private funding for innovative, inspiring programs and opportunities. This community driven foundation believes that each child deserves an excellent educational experience and that supported and successful schools are fundamental elements of our special communities.
What are the GDEF guidelines for grant?
The foundation will take the following guidelines into account when reviewing grant applications:
Funded programs should supplement the Groton Dunstable Regional School District budget, not supplant it.Grants are intended to provide the seed money necessary to pilot programs, which would not otherwise be possible.GDEF does not fund grants for on-going programming.
GDEF does not typically approve grants that copy another mini grant’s premises, but an expansion in the form of a regular grant would be considered.
Priority will be placed on programs that have a direct impact on students, present opportunities across the student population, and are aligned with the educational curriculum.
GDEF will consider each grant request based on its own merits.
GDEF grants may cover substitute teacher time, materials and equipment for a proposed program.Direct teaching time beyond contracted hours may be reimbursed at applicable contracted rates.In most cases, indirect expenses such as travel, meals, and basic consumables will not be covered.GDEF will generally not reimburse parents or community members for their time, but may consider requests to do so in unusual circumstances or when their special skill set is required.
Who Can Apply for a GDEF Grant?
Anyone, with the support of a GDRSD faculty sponsor, can apply for a GDEF grant.
What is the Process for Applying for a GDEF Grant?
Complete the application form and submit it through email attachment or standard mail to GDEF Inc.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing address: Attn: Grants, P.O. Box 322, Groton, MA 01450
Where can I get a GDEF Grant Application?
Click here to download the editable application in word format.
Whom Should I Contact if I Have Questions?
Please contact our Grant Director at email@example.com
Major Grant – Over $1,000, awarded TWICE per year in November & March.
Deadlines are October 15, 2019 & February 28, 2020
Mini Grant - $1,000 or less, awarded on a rolling monthly basis all year!
Sponsorship – Request for funds towards an event up to $500, applications accepted Sep. 1 – Apr. 30