Greenwich Alliance Seeks Grant Applications. Deadline: March 1.

Group photo of all the Reaching Out Grant recipients during a reception in the Innovation Lab on Wednesday. A total of $97,070 grants went to six projects in Greenwich Schools. Credit: Leslie Yager

Group photo of all the Reaching Out Grant recipients during an October reception in the Innovation Lab at Greenwich High School. A total of $97,070 grants went to six projects in Greenwich Schools. Credit: Leslie Yager

The Greenwich Alliance for Education has launched its 10th year of Reaching Out Grants.

The grant application deadline for Grant Programs that will run during school year 2016-2017 is Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 5:00pm.

The Alliance is looking to fund programs that foster innovative teaching techniques and  programs that raise student achievement.

Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 1.05.54 PMThe Greenwich Alliance for Education (“The Alliance”), founded in 2006, is a nonprofit local education foundation that works closely with the Greenwich Public Schools (GPS), the Board of Education, GPS Parent Teacher Associations, and community organizations.

The Alliance developed Reaching Out Grants (“Grants”) to fund new or continuing programs that further our mission: to mobilize community resources to provide opportunities and services that foster educational success for all Greenwich public school students.

The grants cycle, begins with the application process during winter-spring 2016 for grant programs that will run during the 2016-2017 school year.

Grant Focus. The Alliance seeks grant proposals that are aligned with the mission of the Greenwich Alliance for Education and the GPS Vision of the Graduate.

Applicants are strongly recommended to look at past grant recipients on the Alliance website, www.greenwichalliance.org, to gain understanding of what types of grants are typically awarded.

Grant Size. Typical grant size in the past has ranged from $5000 to $25,000.

Innovation Lab teachers at GHS

Innovation Lab teachers at GHS

Grant Recipients. The Alliance will make grants to not-for-profit organizations. This includes local youth service organizations, libraries, after-school organizations, public schools, or PTAs. We will not make grants directly to individuals.* Through Reaching Out Grants the Alliance will support, but not directly operate, programs. The grant programs will be run by the grant recipient organizations

The Greenwich Alliance for Education, as a community foundation, raises funds for its operations from the local corporate and citizen donors of Greenwich, CT. The Alliance, in turn, will make grants to public charities that are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations and that work in the Greenwich community.

Julie Faryniarz

Julie Faryniarz of Greenwich Alliance at the reception held in the Innovation Lab at GHS on Sept. 30, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Grant applications can be found online.

Contact Julie Faryniarz, Executive Director at Julie@greenwichalliance.org with any questions.  Julie is happy to discuss any grant ideas before applications are written and submitted.

See also:

Celebrating $97K in Grant Awards from Greenwich Alliance Starting with Innovation Lab at GHS


 

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