2021-2022 Grant Guidelines

Application & Reporting Deadlines

1st Cycle:

Application due - Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Award Notification-Week of December 6th, 2021

Check Presentation - December 14th, 2021 (Attendance Encouraged)

Project Implementation-Jan.-May 2022(funds must be spent)

Final Report Due - June 10th, 2022

Application & Reporting Deadlines

2nd Cycle:

Application due - Friday, April 1st, 2022

Award Notification-Week of May 2nd, 2022

Check Presentation - May 10th, 2022 (Attendance Encouraged)

Project Implementation-August-December 2022 (funds must be spent)

Final Report Due - January 6th, 2023

Grant Amounts

Thanks to the generous support of our donors and community members, Greenwood Education Foundation is pleased to offer approximately $15,000 in grants each awarded cycle year via two programs:

1) Education Innovation and Excellence - GEF prefers these grants in the range of $500 - $1500; however, smaller or larger grant amounts may be considered based on demonstrated project impact and outcomes. We encourage district-wide and/or collaborative projects across schools.*For the Fall 2020 cycle, our grant budget is less fluid due to the current environment, and partial funds may be awarded where possible.


2) Professional Development - Professional development grants support the growth, development, and leadership of our corporation staff.  Applicants for this funding stream must work with the Building Principal and District PD Coordinator. Funds may not be used for certifications and/or graduate credits. Grant awards in this category may cover registration fees, but may not be used for expenses related to gas, food, and hotel costs.  


All employed staff and administrators in the Greenwood Community School Corporation are encouraged to apply.

We will only accept one application per individual per school year as a project lead. If you received a grant during Grant Cycle #2 in 2021, you are not eligible to apply until Grant Cycle #2 2022.

Collaborative grants across buildings and departments are strongly encouraged (please note - there is no limit to the number of collaborative grants an applicant can be a member of).

How to apply!

Applications and evaluations MUST be submitted via the online grant application and reporting form.  We are no longer accepting paper applications via interoffice mail OR as email attachments.

The online application and scoring rubric is based on the following values/scoring system:


Project Title/Headline = 5 Points

Student Reach = 5 Points

Project Vision and Description = 15 Points

Learning Outcomes and Measurement for Success = 15 Points

Budget = 5 Points

Additional Materials = 5 Points

The online application and scoring rubric can be found here:

Grant Review Process

Grant applications will be anonymously reviewed by members of the Greenwood community. After said review, members of the Grants Team in conjunction with the GEF Board Chair will further review and applications with the highest scores will be presented to the Greenwood Education Foundation Board of Directors for final approval.

Special Considerations

Failure to submit photos and final reports on or before the due date will result in loss of grant eligibility for at least one year.

Click on the link below to complete the final report

We are here to help!

Have questions on application process, reporting, or general grant questions? Contact: gefgrants@gmail.com

Looking for ideas for grant proposals, partners, or collaborative grants? Contact Tiffany Woods at gefteachercommunication@gmail.com