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Williamstown Elementary School Endowment (WESE) Fund Grant

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits, Individuals, and School Personnel
to Enhance the Educational Experience at Eligible Schools

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) - Williamstown Elementary School Endowment (WESE) Fund

Deadline Date:

01/10/21 11:59 PM EST


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Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, individuals, and school personnel to enhance the educational experience at eligible schools. Applicants must contact the school principal prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for activities and initiatives that enrich the educational experience for students and teachers at the Williamstown Elementary School (WES). The Fund is intended to make possible exceptional educational opportunities designed to take students beyond the basics.

Proposals must augment and enrich the educational experience of WES students and should not be part of core curriculum. Possible projects include, but are not limited to: new programs that augment the curriculum, extra-curricular activities, independent study, individual creative projects (in or outside the classroom), visiting speakers or artists; scientific, athletic, or technical equipment*; class field trips. *If you are requesting funding for equipment, please indicate why the item is not covered through the school budget.

Preference is given to proposals that will serve as a catalyst to broader educational opportunities and are likely to have a lasting connection with other school offerings.

The fund seeks primarily to help cover the direct costs of projects (not salaries or stipends). Priority will be given to proposals that rely on volunteer efforts and that show additional means of support. Due to other means of financial support for teacher professional development, priority will generally be given to grant applications that support the student educational experience. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150229

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants generally range from $250 to $2,500. Occasionally more depending on the project.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year funding (up to 3 years) to create new initiatives will be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Students, teachers, administrators, parents, non-profits, and members of the community are invited to apply for a grant.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: January 10. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST) on the day of the deadline.

Before completing an application: Please schedule a time to discuss your proposed project and the details of its implementation with Joelle Brookner, WES Principal.

You will be notified by email if your organization received full or partial funding or in some cases, if funding has been denied. Decisions are typically made within 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

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

Online Application for nonprofit organizations:

Online Application for all other applicants:

Joelle Brookner, WES Principal:

Maeve O’Dea, Program Director
413.229.0370 x 111

For questions about the online application system, please email Grants Associate Caitlin Healy at or call her at (413) 229-0370 x 115.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
800 North Main Street
Sheffield, MA 01257-9503

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: Williamstown Elementary School (WES)

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