Foundation / Corporation
Groton Education Foundation (GEF)
Grants of $500 and grants of up to $5,000 to Groton, Connecticut public and private schools, libraries, and other nonprofit organizations for new and innovative educational programs. Funding is intended to provide educators with the necessary resources to pilot learning projects and help develop new learning processes.
Mini-grants are normally awarded in the amount of $500, however, larger amounts may be considered for cooperative projects that benefit larger sectors of the Groton educational community. Extended grants are awarded up to $5,000 for projects of a larger scope.
Applicants whose program proposals place a strong emphasis on educational value and innovation and have a plan to measure the impact of the program will be given higher scores in the evaluation process.
GrantWatch ID#: 175201
Three Extended Grants will be awarded each year.
- Mini-grants: $500 (Larger amounts may be considered for cooperative projects that benefit larger sectors of the Groton educational community.)
- Extended grants: Up to $5,000
Grant awards received through the public schools must be spent within one year. If the recipient is unable to meet this deadline, an extension request must be made. If an extension request is not made, unspent money will be placed back into the GEF account.
The Foundation solicits mini and extended grant applications from Groton schools, public and private, and from other education institutions, such as Groton libraries, The Groton Senior Center, Art Associations, and Historical Associations.
The Foundation does not award grants to “for profit” institutions.
The Foundation awards provide seed money for new projects, not to supplant operating expenses and, therefore, the same project will not be considered more than three times.
Requests for supplies or services (i.e. books, iPads, bussing, etc.) without a programming component will not be considered.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please e-mail all completed applications as attachments to:
Groton Public Schools
PO Box K
Groton, CT 06340
Phone: (860) 572-2100
USA: Connecticut: Groton