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 $3,346,228 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 2017-18 School Year:

This school year PEF is committed to raising support to fund the following grants:

• Live Oak Charter: Leveled Reading Classroom Libraries for 1st – 8th grades ($15,000)
• Petaluma High School: Physical Education & Training Facilities Expansion ($15,000)
• Grant Elementary: Codified, Robotics and Coding Instruction for K-6th grades ($15,000)
• Crossroads Community Day School: Stationary Bike Desks for Special Needs/ADHD Students ($3,623)
• St. Vincent High: Creating Techno Masters, Computers for Science Instruction ($14,568)
• Petaluma High School: Fine Arts/Digital Instructional Tools ($14,840)
• La Tercera Elementary: Leveled Reading Series for TK-6th grades and Campus Book Stations ($10,409)
• McNear Elementary: Expanded Engineering Instruction for K-6th grades ($15,000)
• Casa Grande High: Robotics Program 2.0, Student Design and Manufacture Classroom Studio ($15,000)
• Corona Creek Elementary: S.T.E.A.M. Innovation Lab ($14,969)
• Valley Vista Elementary: Curiosity Lab, Robotics, Coding and Engineering Instruction ($11,211)
• Meadow Elementary: M Studio, Robotic, Coding and Engineering for TK-6th grades ($14,639)
• Wilson Elementary: Digital Citizens, Campus Student Digital Media Studio ($12,534)
• Casa Grande High: United Anglers Science Instruction, Watershed Enhancement Program ($14,400)
• Petaluma City School District: Lights, Camera & Action: Digital Video Kits All Campus Access ($3,800)
• South County Consortium: Unique Learning for Differently Abled Students, Technology Tools for Special Needs Students Enhancing Learning Instruction ($12,138)

PEF Impact Grant Application and Schedule for the 2018-19 School Year:

  • October 2018: Applications due to PEF via email by 4pm
  • October 2018: Second round for finalists. Oral Presentations.
  • November 2018: 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 (PDF format)
2017-18 Grant Application (word format)

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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