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Lenox Education Enrichment Foundation (LEEF) Grant

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits, Individuals, and School Personnel
for Projects to Enhance the Educational Experience in Local Public Schools

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Foundation / Corporation

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Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) - Lenox Education Enrichment Foundation (LEEF)

Deadline Date:

01/10/21 11:59 PM EST


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Grants of up to $1,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, individuals, students, and school personnel for initiatives and activities to enhance the educational experience at eligible schools. Funding is intended to cover direct project costs. Proposals must benefit Lenox Public Schools.

The Lenox Education Enrichment Foundation (LEEF) is an endowed fund whose purpose is to enhance and enrich the educational experience of the students and teachers in the Lenox Public Schools. LEEF wants to ensure the highest level of achievement for the students and enhance their capacity to achieve excellence both in school and in the community.

Possible projects include, but are not limited to: independent study; new programs; extracurricular activities; individual creative projects, in or outside the classroom; visiting speakers; artists-in-residence; professional development for teachers that will directly impact a broad number of individuals; scientific, athletic, or technical equipment; library resources, and class field trips.

Priority will be given to proposals that rely on volunteer efforts and that show additional means of support. Preference is given to collaborative/interdisciplinary projects. The support of a faculty/staff member within the discipline/department the proposed project pertains to is required.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165023

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants awarded will generally range from $100 to $1,000 for the first several years as LEEF builds its endowment. A grant from the LEEF Fund shall not exceed 75% of the total cost of the project.

Term of Contract:

The proposed activity will take place between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. No one project will be funded for more than three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

LEEF seeks proposals for grants from students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents, nonprofits, and members of the community of the Lenox Public Schools.

Grants from the fund will not replace public dollars for the school district. The fund will not provide grants to projects that have already taken place (retroactive funding).

Pre-Application Information:

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

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.

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

Apply Online:

Maeve O’Dea, Program Director
413.229.0370 x 111

Amy Taylor, Community Engagement Officer for Education
413.229.0370 x 107

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: Lenox Public Schools

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