What does the BCEF fund?
BCEF will fund initiatives that are innovative, creative and can help students reach their full potential. This could include projects, items, or programs that augment the curriculum, explore new and imaginative ideas and teaching practices, provide summer educational opportunities, or directly impact a significant number of students and teachers. We are pleased to announce the publication of our “Applying for a BCEF grant: Information for Grant Seekers“. This document is the primary source for grant-seekers, and please do not hesitate to contact a BCEF board member with questions or comments. In our first grant cycle, we were pleased to fund the projects listed here.
Examples of initiatives BCEF is hoping to support:
- Summer or after school robotics programs, or similar STEM related activities.
- Speakers or materials that promote a positive school climate.
- Programs related to arts, culture, music, theater or dance.
- Interdisciplinary ideas that can serve as pilots for larger-scale initiatives.
- Proposals that speak to a unique or emerging need within a school or that targets a need within a smaller community in a school.
- Professional development activities that are scalable, are easily shared with others, and that will have an immediate impact on teachers and students.
How do I apply for a grant?
The grant application window is now closed. Please check back in the Fall of 2017 when our next grant application cycle opens!
Examples of funded proposals (Please note these have been shortened to include helpful information, but do NOT include all required information you will need to include in your application):
- 2015 BJHS Aquaponics Project (Word Document)