The Sharon Education Foundation encourages Sharon Public school faculty and administrators, parents, students, and community members to apply for grants to support enrichment projects that benefit Sharon public school students. SEF funds a broad range of projects, including, but not limited to: those that focus on traditional academic subjects, visual and performing arts, promotion of multi-cultural and community learning experiences and professional development. The grant cycle usually begins in late January and proposals are due at the end of April.
Grant funds may be used for:
Innovative educational projects that fall outside the normal school budget
Consultants, guest speakers, artists, or performers who assist the project’s implementation
Tuition, training, and travel expenses related to the project’s goals; SEF will fund stipends of $25/hour for staff time beyond contracted hours, equipment*, materials*, and supplies required for carrying out the project
.Click here to download the current Grant Application Packet.
The Social Awareness and Anti-Bullying Fund: In 2009, SEF received one of four Legacy Grants by the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation to fund programs and initiatives in this area. This $30,000 grant is funding programs, such as the Changing Hate Into Love and Learning program in the Middle School, and guest speakers, such as John Halligan, to inform and educate our community on what we can do to increase social competency and reduce bullying in our schools and community.
The Clista Dow Fund for the Creative Study of Asia and the Arts: In 2010, the Sharon Education became the grateful recipient of a $10,000 gift made in memory of Clista Dow, a Sharon resident and beloved former teacher who passed away suddenly in 2009. The funds are directed at programs and initiatives for the study of Asia or any area in the arts. The donors feel strongly that, along with their contribution, SEF invite the community to match this gift. By growing this fund through additional donations we can extend the life and the impact on Sharon students and residents. At this time, these funds will be distributed through our annual grant cycle.