History of Grants

Since the foundation has been established in 2001 we have distributed over $200,000 in grants. For the entire list of recipients and projects, click here

Funding Guidelines

The Maynard Education Foundation is looking to fund those proposals that bring innovative ideas to the Maynard Public Schools and provide opportunities for staff and students that are not typically covered by the district budget. Historically, MEF Grants have ranged from $50 to $4500.

MEF awards 3 different types of grants:

  1. Teacher Grants
  2. Student Grants
  3. Administrator Grants

Travel Policy

MEF will reimburse up to 50% of the travel costs associated with a grant request, up to a maximum of $2,500.

Grant Applications & Procedures

  • Completed applications should be emailed as an attachment to mefgrants@gmail.com or mailed to: MEF, P.O. Box 89, Maynard, MA 01754.
  • Grant applications will be reviewed the second week of each month. Award letters will be sent the third week of the month.

Please contact mefgrants@gmail.com with any questions regarding applying for a grant for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Teacher Grants

Funds may be used to pay for materials, resources, guest speakers, conferences, and professional development and learning opportunities.

Download an application. MEF will accept applications on a rolling basis from September 1st – April 15th, or until such a time that the board’s approved allocation of funds for the cycle have been depleted. 

Leadership Grants

Leadership Grants are for administrators who are seeking to make a difference throughout the school system. Grants may not exceed $1,000.

Download an application. MEF will accept leadership grant applications from September 1st until January 31st. MEF will make a decision regarding all applications no later than February 28th of each calendar year.

Student Grants

MEF’s Student Grant is a unique opportunity for students to apply for funding of student-conceived and student-led projects aimed at improving the Maynard Public Schools (MPS). Applications must be made in collaboration with a MPS educator or staff member who will act as a mentor and assist the student grantee throughout project’s lifecycle. The grantee’s MPS educator/staff member will work with the student grantee to disperse and manage the funds and will be responsible for any grant monies.

Download an application. MEF will accept applications on a rolling basis from September 1st – April 15th, or until such a time that the board’s approved allocation of funds for the cycle have been depleted.