Funding Levels

Grants are a vehicle through which staff may receive funds to support innovative programs that will enrich the curriculum.  The Wayne Township Education Foundation supports innovation grants through DonorsChoose.org Grants for programs $600 or less and offers Traditional Grants for programs up to $4,000.   

FUNDING LEVELS

The following funding levels have been established to serve as guide to applicants:

Up to $600 most programs can receive funding through DonorsChoose.Org (while funds last)
Up to $1000 Single Applicant
Up to $3000 Teams/Grade Level Applicants
Up to $4000 School-wide Programs

WTEF/DONORSCHOOSE.ORG GRANTS ($600 OR LESS) The Wayne Township Education Foundation works in partnership with DonorsChoose.Org and will automatically fund half of Wayne Township online requests up to $600 while funds last.  This opportunity expedites and maximizes funding for requests up to $600 (including shipping and fulfillment fees).  To ensure access, keep requests to $450 or less because the shipping and fulfillment fees add up quickly and WTEF cannot half-fund anything that exceeds the $600 total with those additional fees.  This online grant-writing process is simple and expeditious for teachers requesting lower levels of funding

WTEF TRADITIONAL GRANTS (2-Phase Process)

The traditional application cycle runs an average of 4 months from initial application to funds availability. The grant-writing process is a two-part process.  Step 1 involves the writing of a preliminary proposal letter, completion of the application form, and inclusion of supporting documentation as available.  Only those applicants who succeed in the preliminary proposal phase will be asked to submit a Final Application for Funding.  Preliminary Applications are due according to chart below.

Preliminary Application Deadline Notification of Preliminary Application Final Application Deadline Funding Notification Funding Available
May 1, 2017 June 1, 2017 June 30,  2017 August 1, 2017 September 1, 2017
September  1, 2017 October 2, 2017 November 1, 2017 December 1, 2017 January 1, 2017
February 1, 2018 March 1, 2018 March 16, 2018 May 1, 2018 June 1, 2018

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DonorsChoose.org

The Wayne Township Education Foundation partners each year with DonorsChoose.Org. Through DonorsChoose.Org, it’s the Foundation’s intent to double our impact by doubling the number of grants $400 or less that are funded each year. DonorsChoose.Org uses the power of individual donors, as well as corporate partners to fund individual teacher requests. Teachers submit a request for specific materials online. Donors from across the country browse the website and fund the projects they find most compelling. Most projects $400 or less are funded within 2 months. The grant-writing process is very simple, plus it’s online so you can do it anywhere, anytime.

Many teachers throughout the district use DonorsChoose.Org already. For all Wayne Township online requests up to $400, the Wayne Township Education Foundation will automatically fund half of these. DonorsChoose.Org offers excellent teacher support, as well as wonderful tutorials and grant-writing incentives. And, for teachers wary of an electronic process, the Foundation will be happy to help or find you help. We want to ensure that, regardless of your technical abilities, all teachers who have a great idea have the opportunity to submit.

Traditional Grants

The traditional application cycle runs an average of 4 months from initial application to funds being available. The grant-writing process is a two-part process. Step 1 involves the writing of a preliminary proposal letter, completion of the application form and inclusion of supporting documentation as available. Only those applicants who succeed in the preliminary proposal phase will be asked to submit a Final Application for funding; however, all applicants will be notified regardless of their approval or not.

Grant Focus Areas
Grants written by MSD Wayne staff to the Wayne Township Education Foundation should be reflective of the Foundation’s stated mission. To assure that requests accomplish this goal, the following four Focus Areas have been established:

Mission: The Wayne Township Education Foundation is a community catalyst to enrich, engage, and stimulate student learning by supporting school programs and recognizing excellence throughout the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township.

  • Encourage Student Achievement (Academic, Arts or Vocational as they support the classroom curriculum.)
  • Encourage Lifelong Learning Opportunities (Community Service, Citizenship, Human Relations, Parental Training/Involvement/Support.)
  • Support of Professional Development (Training or support material specifically designed to engage students in classroom learning. This does not include professional development for an individual staff member’s personal professional development or for academic or continuing education credits.)
  • Honor Staff and Students

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over 600 grants totaling nearly $1.3 million, benefiting more than 600,000 students, teachers, and families in Wayne Township.

Access a copy of the grant application.