The GEF offers quicker turnaround for Community and Arts Endowment Grant requests of $750 or less with our Mini Grants.

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.

Grant Guidelines:

The GEF funds programs that:

  • Illustrate innovation and creativity,
  • Enrich educational offerings; and
  • Offer unique learning opportunities.

In addition, grant proposals should:

  • Have a clearly defined action plan,
  • Provide appropriate evaluation criteria; and
  • Demonstrate breadth of impact.

For more information about our Grants Program, click here to view our brochure.

As with our traditional grants, Mini Grants are not intended to replace or relieve the existing responsibility for public funding of school programs, nor are they intended to replace regular budget growth and maintenance. Grants do not cover field trips OR salaries, stipends, or professional development costs for non-profit employees and volunteers.

Grants are made to nonprofit organizations. If you have an idea for an innovative program but are not affiliated with a nonprofit organization, please contact the GEF for assistance in finding an appropriate partner. Some examples of past partners for grants are our public schools, town departments such as Granby Youth Services and the Granby Senior Center, and nonprofit organizations such as Holcomb Farm, Granby Artists Association, and the Salmon Brook Historical Society.

All proposals are reviewed by a committee of the GEF's board of directors and voted on by the board. Awards are based on the merits of each proposal and the ability of the GEF to fund them. Partial funding may be awarded.

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.