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Rockford Education Foundation Grants

Grants to Michigan K-12 Students and Individuals
for Educational Enhancement Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Rockford Education Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/08/21 5:00 PM - Large Grant Applications


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Grants of up to $500, $1,000, and $5,000 to Michigan students and individuals representing nonprofit educational organizations and schools for a wide range of educational programs serving students in eligible regions. Funding may be used for both basic and more innovative programming for schools, and for student-initiated projects in Rockford.

REF’s mission is to provide funding for educational opportunities, both basic and innovative, in the Rockford community. Some of this funding each year is through our School Year Small & Large Grant and Student Grant programs.

Large Grants that are innovative in nature or intended to fund new, pilot programs that, if successful could be implemented more broadly, will be looked upon favorably. In addition to the online application, Large Grants require a 5-10 minute presentation or video submission to the REF Board of Trustees. Additional information and guidelines regarding the presentation or video submission will be provided after application is reviewed.

Student Grant requests must be initiated by the student(s). 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138744

Estimated Size of Grant:

Small Grant (Up to $1,000)
Large Grant ($1,001-$5,000)
Student Initiated Grant (Up to $500)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An individual may apply for one (1) School Year Grant for the 2020/2021 academic year. A student may apply for one (1) Student Grant per school year. However, an individual may be listed on another grant application as part of a group.

Student Grant requests must be initiated by the student(s). Requests clearly conceived by or written by a parent, teacher, or administrator will generally not be considered.

Applications that have the following characteristics generally will not be approved: Requests for Consumable items; Gift cards or other cash-like instruments; Items to be included in upcoming bond issues; Reimbursement of purchases already made; and, Items that will be used to profit personally or used in a for-profit manner.

Pre-Application Information:

School Year Large Grant Applications
Will be accepted until Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm
-While applications for School Year Large Grants can be submitted at any time, the review process and resulting decisions will not be communicated until the week of February 8, 2021.

School Year Small Grant Applications
Will be accepted until Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm
-Applications for School Year Small Grants will be reviewed on a continuous basis throughout the school year until the application window closes. Status of the grant application will be communicated as decisions are made.

Student Grants Accepted until April 15, 2021.

Grants pertaining to Rockford Public Schools that are technology related must be submitted to the RPS Technology Department prior to the application due date (one week is recommended).

Contact Information:

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


Sue Arend, Executive Director
Phone: 616.863.6317
Fax: 616.866.7575

Rockford Education Foundation
P.O. Box 777
Rockford, MI 49341

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Rockford

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