South Country Education Foundation

Grant Information

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.

SCEF Education Grant Cycles

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.

Winter 2022 Grant Information

The South Country Education Foundation will make grant applications available for Winter 2022 on December 1, 2021. Completed applications are due back January 12, 2022. Awardees will be announced on February 14, 2022.

Grant Application Documents

Education Grant Overview and Application Form

Request for Grant Disbursement of Funds Instructions and Form

Grant Winners

Fall 2020/2021 Hybrid

Winter 2019/2020

Summer 2019

Winter 2018/2019

Fall 2018/2019

Winter 2017/2018

Fall 2017/2018

Winter 2016/2017

Fall 2016/2017

Winter 2015/2016

Fall 2015/2016

Winter 2014/2015

Fall 2014

Fall 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Spring 2011

Fall 2010

Spring 2010

Fall 2009

Spring 2009

Fall 2008

Spring 2008

Fall 2007

Spring 2007

Fall 2006

Spring 2006

Fall 2005

Spring 2005