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. Leadership (Administrator) Grants
  3. Student 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:

Grant applications will be reviewed at the monthly meetings, which are typically held the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Upcoming Board Meetings:*

  • Tuesday, April 11th
  • Tuesday, May 9th

*Applications must be received 48 hours prior to MEF’s monthly board meetings.*

Please contact mefgrants@gmail.com with any questions regarding MEF’s grant program. 

Teacher Grants

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

Leadership Grants

Leadership Grants are for administrators who are seeking to make a difference throughout the school system. 

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.