Grant Information

The Westerville Education Foundation is an independent, volunteer, non-profit organization, founded in 1993 for the purpose of enhancing the education of Westerville students. Our primary goal is to promote educational initiatives undertaken by employees in the district. The WEF Grants are the longest-established component of our GAP (Grants, Adoption, Programs) funding initiatives.  Tax-deductible contributions received by the Foundation fund grants to district educators to enable them to implement significant and transformational educational initiatives. Grants are also available to other district employees to support innovative activities or programming.

The Westerville Education Foundation began awarding grants in the spring of 1997, granting three proposals of $500 each. From this humble beginning, the foundation has provided for many enhanced educational opportunities for Westerville City School students.  Through the Spring of 2019, WEF has funded nearly 250 grants and one districtwide initiative totaling approximately $200,000.
What Your Donations Support....
Read this ARTICLE about what your donation dollars have funded in just the past year!

Ready to Apply For a Grant?

The Fall 2019 Grant Application Form is now available! 
Would you like to know what the WEF Board looks for in a quality grant application? This sample proposal was developed using an earler grant form, but it provides an excellent example of what we look for and it includes comments from our Grants Committee that can assist you in submitting a quality grant for our review on the NEW form: Grant Example with Comments
For questions about grants, please review the FAQ section of this page. If you can't find the answer there, please use the provided form to submit your question for a reply.

2019-20 Grants Calendar

In addition to online funding opportunities through the Fund-A-Project and Adopt-A-Classroom website modules, the WEF Board is pleased to offer district staff the opportunity to participate in its annual grant cycle.  The annual competition consists of a fall cycle for funds that become available for use in early January, as well as a spring cycle for funds that become available for use at the beginning of the following academic year. 
Look for our spring application in 2020!
Grant proposals with Principal/Supervisor's Endorsement
due date:                                                                                                      October 18, 2019
Grants will be reviewed by the following groups: 
  • the District Executive Leadership Team
  • the WEF Grants Commitee
  • the full WEF Board
Decision by WEF Board:                                                                            November 15, 2019
Grant recipients notified by WEF:                                                           Late November/Early December 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for a grant?
When can I apply?
How much money may I request?
What needs to be included in my application?
What are the funding criteria?
What are the additional requirements?
If you have general questions or comments regarding our grant process, please fill out the form below to contact a representative from our Grants Committee:

General Grant Questions or Comments