Impact Grant Program

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Mission: "Every child has a dream. Petaluma Educational Foundation creates community partnerships to fulfill these dreams. We believe in them. We empower them. We invest in their future."

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Since 1983, PEF has awarded $3,118,566 to Petaluma area schools through our annual PEF Grant Program. In keeping with our mission and in an effort to strengthen the impact for the students and school sites, PEF now administers PEF Impact Grant, awarding up to $15,000 per grant. This program supports effective instructional ideas, student access and impact, and innovation aligned with a school or district’s overall goals. PEF will continue to steward funds donated to support our schools with evaluations and accountability for all grants ensuring the programs funded are enriching and enhancing the academic experience for all our 13,000 students.

PEF Impact Grant Awards for the 2016-17 School Year:

Two Rock Elementary School: Media Systems to Support Student Learning, $13,227
Casa Grande High: Gaucho TV & Digital Media Lab Supporting Journalism, $14,575
Kenilworth Junior High – Fitness Lab Expansion, $13,200
McDowell Elementary School: Empowerment through Learning Out Loud (ELL), $8,141
Corona Creek Elementary: Garden & Greenhouse Project, $14,793
Penngrove Elementary School: Grow It, Eat It, Share It, $5,000
St. Vincent High: Technology Fine (Art and Digital Media), $14,464
McNear Elementary School: Elementary Engineering, $7,686
Loma Vista Immersion Academy: Dual Immersion Library Development Program, $15,000
Grant Elementary School:  Accessing Music Outdoors, $2,500
McKinley Elementary: Unlocking the Code (STEM Robotics), $15,000
Petaluma High: News Reporting in the Mix (Journalism & Digital Media), $14,944
Petaluma High: Physical Education Expanded Instruction, $14,875
Harvest Christian: Library Media & Resource Initiative, $13,3552
Cinnabar Elementary School:  Healthy for Life Nutrition/Physical Education Instruction, $10,000

PEF Impact Grant Application and Schedule for the 2017-18 School Year:

  • October 2017: Applications due to PEF via email by 4pm
  • October 2017: Second round for finalists. Oral Presentations.
  • November 2017: Awards Announced, based on objective scoring matrix
  • January 2018: Site deadline for ordering supplies and equipment
  • Spring and Fall 2018: Site visit and evaluation by PEF Board members and donors
  • September 2018: Teacher final evaluation report due to PEF

Click Here to download the 2017-18 PEF Impact Grant Application

PEF does not receive any public funding – our programs are supported by individual, community, corporate partners who donate knowing their gifts are creating opportunities for all students to be the best they can be at any one of our 37 local campuses. We also receive support from other foundations who value the importance of providing a quality education for all impacting an entire community.1402914_10152774020228213_4684979049129940124_o-1

Together we will “FUND THE FUTURE” for our local students.  Join us today with a gift to the PEF Impact Grant Program.


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