There are many ways to support the Granby Education Foundation. Explore Ways to Give to learn more about our funds and giving options.

"Bee Involved"

The Gran-Bee, an annual trivia bee fundraiser, has become a town-wide tradition, with teams competing from local businesses, community organizations, neighborhoods, and Granby High School. Support the GEF by attending the Bee, or “Bee-ing” on a team“Bee-ing” a sponsor, or

... give by Auction Item

Each year the Granby Education Foundation is accepts donations of items for inclusion in our Honey Jar Auction at the  Gran-bee. The Honey Jar Auction is run as a teacup auction. The auction features over 60 prizes often including a YMCA camp week valued at $300, themed gift baskets, artwork, restaurant gift cards, sports and activity gift certificates, and more!  
2024 Auction Item Donation Form 

See an Auction PRIZE LIST from the 2023 GranBee

The General Fund

The General Fund funds the Foundation's community grants awards. It also provides a financial base from which the GEF can draw when unexpected educational grant opportunities arise.

The Arts Endowment

The Arts Endowment funds programming initiatives in the arts on an annual basis. The Foundation strives to award up to $10,000 annually for funding high-quality arts events.

Tribute Programs

The Granby Education Foundation has four tribute programs that allow donors to contribute in more specific ways and/or honor a community member.

  • The Annual Education Tribute Program honors exemplary students, favorite educators, and appreciated community members who have made a difference in education in the town of Granby.
  • Grants made from the Nannie Brown Tribute Fund support the educational needs of children ages 2 - 5, with particular emphasis on outdoor learning experiences, joyful learning and family group activities.
  • Grants made from the Cal Heminway Tribute Fund support initiatives that promote, encourage and reward research projects and engagement in public service by the youth of Granby.
  • In Memoriam Tributes allow you to make memorial condolences both meaningful and charitable.

Planned Giving

Through Planned Giving, donors can provide lasting support of the Granby Education Foundation’s mission. There are a variety of ways to give such as: bequests, retirement plans, life insurance, and trusts. 

 See how you made a difference!

View our Annual Reports

Annual reports and appeal contain photos and descriptions of our grants in action, plus our annual events and financials.

View our Honor Roll of Donors

Contributions may be sent to:

The Granby Education Foundation, Inc.,
P.O. Box 351,
Granby, CT 06035
the GEF IRS EIN is  06-1576473
Contact us: [email protected]