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PEF Impact Grant

Grants to Petaluma, California K-12 Teachers, Principals,
and Qualified School Staff for Innovative Educational Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Petaluma Educational Foundation (PEF)

Deadline Date:

10/01/19 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $15,000 to Petaluma, California teachers, principals, and qualified staff in K-12 public, charter, and nonprofit private schools for creative educational programs. Funding is intended to promote excellence in education that benefits all students in the Petaluma area.

Areas of focus for awarding PEF Impact Grants include: 

  • Literacy and Language Arts 
  • Math and Science 
  • Humanities 
  • Fine Arts 
  • Vocational Education/Life Skills 
  • Athletics, Nutrition and Well-Being 
  • PEF T.E.C. Initiative and S.T.E.A.M.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137790

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $15,000

Term of Contract:

Projects funded by PEF Impact Grants must be fully implemented by June 2020. All orders for supplies and equipment should be submitted through applicant's district by January 17, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Teachers, classified personnel, and principals in TK-12 public, charter and not-for-profit private schools in the Petaluma area are eligible. All grant applications must be collaboratively developed, approved, and signed by the site principal, lead administrator, or superintendent.

Not funded:
-PEF Impact Grants must benefit students and instruction directly and may not be used for support of faculty research, faculty education (unless necessary for the proposed program), facilities improvements, labor, installation/modification costs, ongoing tech support, renewable/replacement/consumable costs or repairs.
-While PEF Impact Grants should directly impact student instruction, grants cannot supplant funding typically provided by a school site or district.
-PEF Impact Grants will not be used to fund salaries, teacher release time, refreshments or catering, or equipment lists.

Pre-Application Information:

First round (screening) applications are due by October 1, 2019, 4:00 PM.

Applicants who advance to a second round of screening will be required to do a 15 minute oral presentation to the PEF Grant Committee on either Tuesday, October 22nd or Wednesday, October 23rd 2019.

To ensure a school or district-wide focus for PEF Impact Grants:
- Each elementary school may submit only one application.
- Each TK-8 school may submit up to two applications: one elementary and one secondary.
- Each junior high school may submit up to two applications: one per focus area.
- Each senior high school may submit up to three applications: one per focus area.
- Each district may submit only one district-wide application.

TPEF Impact Grant Application and Schedule for the 2018-19 School Year:
-October 1, 2019: Applications due to PEF via email by 4 pm
-October 15, 2019: Applicants notified if they have made it to the second round.
-October 22 and 23, 2019: Second round for finalists. Oral presentations.
-November 7, 2019: Awards Announced, based on objective scoring matrix
-January 17, 2020: Site deadline for ordering supplies and equipment
-April 16 or 23, 2020: Site visit and evaluation by PEF Board members and donors
-June 1, 2020: Teacher final evaluation report due to PEF

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:
Katy Verke, Program Director

Telephone: (707) 778-4632
Fax: (707) 778-4642

Petaluma Educational Foundation
200 Douglas Street
Petaluma, California 94952

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