Purpose

To fund innovative and creative projects that offer unique learning opportunities and/or enrichment of the academic, artistic, or athletic pursuits of students in the Belchertown public schools.

Grants Program Overview

Teachers, program heads, coaches, administrators, and staff in Belchertown public schools can submit applications for initiatives that support BEF’s mission and align with the funding criteria of the Grants program. See below for more information:
BEF Grants Program Overview (pdf)

Submissions

  • The deadline to submit proposals for the 2021-2022 grant cycle has passed! Grants have been awarded for 2021-2022. See them HERE!
  • BEF Grant Application Form (pdf)
  • All proposals need to be signed by corresponding principal(s) before being submitted
  • Submit applications to info@BelchertownEducationFoundation.org
  • Questions? We are here to help! Email info@BelchertownEducationFoundation.org
  • Awards are typically announced in June or July

Priority Considerations

While applicants are free to propose any project they feel will enhance students’ experiences, the BEF is particularly interested in projects that:

  • serve large numbers of students
  • make a very large and important difference for students, regardless of the numbers served
  • result in lasting benefits, extending beyond the grant cycle

Eligibility

  • Teachers, program heads, coaches, administrators, and staff in Belchertown public schools
  • Ineligible expenses:
    • salary (aside from costs associated with substitute teachers)
    • general operating expenses
    • professional development activities, books/materials, and technology upgrades unless they serve to support a new initiative that is also part of the same grant proposal

Grant Awards and Number of Grants

  • Up to $5,000
  • Applications for larger projects require prior approval from the Board of Directors
  • The number of annual grant awards will depend upon:
    • merits of the proposals
    • available funds; partial funding may be awarded

Previous Grant Awards

2020-2021 Student Success Grant Awards

2019-2020 Student Success Grant Awards

2018-2019 Student Success Grant Awards