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The GEF Community Grants Program provides fiscal support for innovative and creative projects that will increase knowledge and skills, expand perspectives, and enrich understanding.

Our goal is to encourage educators, within our schools and throughout the community, to find new ways to make learning dynamic and challenging, both for themselves and for their students.

Grants may be used for educational initiatives that fall outside existing budgets, such as:

  • Visiting authors and guest speakers
  • Seed money to help launch innovative new programs
  • Educational materials and equipment which support innovative programming
  • While we accept proposals for any amount, previous awards have ranged from $150 to $12,000.

The GEF Arts Endowment Grants Program exists to provide a permanent source of funding to support and promote initiatives in the arts.

Our goal is to fund opportunities within our community that expose multiple generations to exemplary works of art. Proposals with a broad reach in the community will be given special consideration.

Arts endowment grants may be used for artistic initiatives such as:

  • Theatrical, dance and music performances, readings, workshops, classes, or hands-on artistic activities
  • Seed money to help launch creative new programs
  • Artistic materials and equipment which support quality programming
  • The GEF makes up to $10,000 available per year in support of the arts.

Granby Education Foundation Mini Grants are monetary grants up to $750 with a streamlined application process and turnaround time of one month or less. Applications will be accepted from September 1st to May 31st. Mini Grant applications will be evaluated using the same criteria as Community and Arts Endowment Grants. The Committee will be looking for grants that are innovative, educational, and help to create dynamic learning environments.

If your organization has been awarded a grant, please view our press packet which has guidelines for crediting the GEF as grant sponsor as well as our logo for use in your publicity.