PEF Impact Grant Application Deadline

PEF Impact Grant Application Deadline

by PEF

OCTOBER 2, 2017

Local Schools Access Funding for Curriculum Based Programs with Significant Emphasis on Student Opportunities with Extraordinary Scope, Impact & Longevity

Petaluma Educational Foundation (PEF) administers the annual PEF Impact Grant Program to enable teachers, schools and districts to bring innovative and effective instructional ideas to reality despite ongoing economic challenges. Grants totaling over $3 million have been awarded to Petaluma area schools since 1983. PEF grants support quality instruction, student access and impact, and innovation aligned with a school or district’s overall goals.

The PEF Impact Grants award up to $15,000 per grant for curriculum projects with significant emphasis on programs of extraordinary scope, impact or longevity. The PEF Impact Grant award spans a one-year period. All completed PEF Impact Grant Applications are due this year by October 2, 2017. Eligibility for PEF IMPACT Grants include individual teachers, groups of teachers, classified personnel, and principals in K-12 public, charter and not-for-profit private schools in the Petaluma Area are eligible. All grant applications must be collaboratively developed, approved and signed by the site principal or lead administrator.

Focus areas for funding are in Math & Science, Literacy/English Language Learners,
Fine Arts, Health & Nutrition, and Vocational Education/Life Skills. The PEF T.E.C. Initiative, in its seventh year, strives to encourage use of these grants to directly impact instruction as appropriate in individual classroom settings.

“Funding the Future” of education has never been more important. The annual PEF BASH event held earlier this month provided the public an opportunity to hear first-hand how they can partner with others to continue the mission of the 36-year old Foundation and increase its positive impact on students today, tomorrow and into the future. PEF receives no public funding. The Foundation raises funds for the annual grant program from individuals, business partnerships and foundations.

Since the Foundation was launched in 1982, it has awarded over $6 million in funding to schools and students through the annual PEF Impact Grant and PEF Scholarship programs.

For more information on the PEF Impact Grant application and process, please contact PEF Program Director, Katy Verke at (707) 778-5063. Visit for more information on the Petaluma Educational Foundation or contact PEF Executive Director, Maureen Highland, at 707-778-4632.

The mission of the PEF since its inception in 1982 is: Every child has a dream and by matching the passion of our supporters to the proven needs in the academic community, together, we fund the future of our local students. Petaluma Educational Foundation (PEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Since 1982, PEF has been reaching Petaluma’s K-12 students through PEF Grants to local schools and PEF Scholarships to graduating seniors.

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