Grants Awarded

Foundation 51 has awarded over $500,000 in grants since our beginnings in 1998. See the pie chart and sortable list below to see how our funds have been distributed over the years.
Guiding Principles

Foundation 51 seeks grant proposals that support any or all of the following:
  • Innovative teaching techniques and methods
  • Programs that support the curriculum, while enriching intellectual growth
  • Pilot programs that explore new and imaginative curricular ideas and teaching methods
  • Projects that explore an interest or passion, that will enhance the student experience and encourage social responsibility
  • Strategic partnerships that support the design and delivery of programs, with other teachers, administrators, community members, local businesses, and additional funding sources
  • Projects that have the potential to be self - sustaining
  • Projects must be intended for use by students in one or all of the schools in MSAD 51
  • Projects may be submitted by students, teachers, and community members
Funding is not intended to cover:
  • Core educational programs and services
  • Standard budget items
  • Building infrastructure & maintenance, furniture, or fixtures
  • Educator's certificates or degrees
  • Administrative fees, salaries, or indirect costs
  • Staff travel

Note: Our online form does not currently allow you to save your work and return. If you would like the ability to save your work, please download our fillable PDF application. When complete, please email your application to