Founded in 1998, the South Country Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to improving educational opportunities for all students in the South Country Central School District. The mission of the Foundation is to promote and enhance educational initiatives by providing supplemental financial support for projects and programs that are outside the South Country school budget.
Since our founding, we have granted over $1,000,000 to teachers, administrators, students and community groups in our district who have come to us with their innovative and creative ideas. Funding for these grants comes from generous donations to the foundation by community members, alumni and local nonprofits as well as from the proceeds of our annual cocktail party and auction.
This year the foundation will make project grants available to not-for-profit institutions, professional staff, and students in the areas of: Curriculum Development, Creative Teaching Initiatives, Educational Equipment, Specific Projects/Independent Study, Fellowships, Teacher Recognition, Special Assemblies/Guest Speakers, Exchange Program Sponsorships, Visiting Artists/Authors, and Artists/Academicians in Residence.
Grant applications will be considered only where funding is beyond that which the South Country Board of Education would ordinarily have the power to fund. SCEF encourages creative and innovative initiatives/grants. Currently, we offer only one grant cycle per year. If additional funds become available to us, we may add a grant cycle but nothing is planned at this time.
The South Country Education Foundation will make grant applications available for the 2021/22 school year on September 27, 2021. Completed applications are due back October 18, 2021. Awardees will be announced on November 1, 2021.
Education Grant Overview and Application Form
Request for Grant Disbursement of Funds Instructions and Form
Fall 2020/2021 Hybrid
P.O. Box 512Bellport, NY 11713