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Apply for a Grant


The application period for the Fall grant cycle closed on Friday, October 2, 2015.
The deadline for the Spring cycle will be Monday, March 7, 2016.

The Grants Committee will be making funding recommendations to the Board at the November Board meeting. Award recipients will be notified shortly after.

Thank you for your application and support!

The online application form can be found here:   Apply for a Grant

The Mission 
Foundation 51 provides independent funding to promote innovative student development in MSAD51. 
By supporting the inventive use of existing and emerging teaching methods, Foundation 51 seeks to enrich the educational experience with programs that inspire creativity and passion, and encourage social responsibility.

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

Thank you for making a difference for the students of MSAD 51!