Answers to most frequently asked questions about the Granby Education Foundation can be found below.
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Is the GEF part of the Granby Public School system?
No. The GEF is an all volunteer, non profit 501(c)(3) organization that is separate from the school system.
The Granby Education Foundation (GEF) is a nonprofit organization that nourishes educational excellence by raising private funds in support of innovative educational initiatives for people of all ages in Granby and surrounding towns.
The GEF is directed by an all-volunteer board and supported by contributions from residents, businesses, and other charitable organizations.
All 501(C)(3) organizations, as well as the Granby schools, are eligible for funding through the GEF. We look for educational initiatives that:
- are innovative
- result in richer and deeper learning experiences
- lie outside the scope of existing budgets.
When was the GEF established?
Who are the "Friends of the Foundation"?
The Friends are community members, like yourself, who participate in volunteer opportunities by assisting the GEF board with fundraising, creative thinking, hosting the Gran-Bee trivia bee and Arts Endowment events! . Get Involved!
Do you have to be a teacher to apply for a grant?
No. The GEF accepts grant proposals from any nonprofit organization. If you are not affiliated with a nonprofit, you may contact the GEF for help in partnering with an appropriate organization for your project.
What is the Arts Endowment?
The Arts Endowment has been established as a permanent source of funding for quality arts programming that will expose multiple generations of our community to exemplary works of art in all forms.
What has the GEF accomplished?
The GEF funded and established the Salmon Brook Ecology Center ($350,000), created the Arts Endowment ($200,000), and has awarded approximately $100,000 in Community Grants.