Annual Grant


Applications accepted March 1 - May 15


Description: This annual grant provides financial support for creative and innovative educational opportunities for all age groups within or outside the Washburn school system.  Grants will be assessed based according to the WCEF mission statement. WCEF supports projects that encourage exemplary or innovative ideas, creative thinking, teaching, scholarship, development of talents or intellect, professional development, learning outside of the classroom, or foster community involvement.            

Grants: $50-$2,000. Occasionally larger amounts considered.
Applications: Electronic submissions only            
Notification Time: June 15            
Payment: Upon completion of the Grant Report 

WCEF Grant Procedures & Guidelines grant application

  • Grants must target students and residents of the Washburn School District
  • Projects normally funded or have funding from the Washburn School District may not be considered for this grant.
  • Applications must be 300 words or less.
  • Applicant will receive an email response within two days if application has been successfully received.
  • Applicant can expect grant acceptance notification by June 15
  • Take at least one quality, descriptive photo of your project to be included with your Final Grant Report.
  • Upon completion of the project, complete and electronically submit the Final Grant Report.
  • Include a photo from the project with the Final Grant Report. It can be emailed to 
  • Funds will be distributed once the Final Grant Report has been received.
  • Early distribution of some funds may sometimes be arranged at the discretion of the WCEF Board.

The “Big Idea”

WCEF is currently entertaining grant applications for projects above our $2,000 limit. These projects should be of significant importance to our community. It should be an exciting, one-time project that provides important, unique, and new opportunities for learning in the Washburn service area. We encourage you to reach out to board members before you apply.

Apply Now

Download and fill out the application below

The Washburn Community Education Foundation solicits proposals for innovative learning experiences that address the goals of the foundation. Foundation goals:

  • Encourage innovative learning opportunities in the school and in the community
  • Foster creativity in teaching and scholarship
  • Help students develop special talents and intellectual gifts
  • Provide opportunities for teachers to pursue professional development in their field of instruction
  • Create diversity in teaching strategies
  • Increase opportunities for learning experiences outside the traditional classroom
  • Involve the community with the educational process. 

Grant Application