Grant Guidelines: Kinderhook Central School District Education Foundation Arts and Humanities Fund
The Arts and Humanities Fund of the Kinderhook Central School District Education Foundation is an endowed fund whose purpose is to enrich the experience in the arts and humanities for students and teachers in the Ichabod Crane Central School through the support of projects that promote educational excellence.
Grant applications will be accepted from students, teachers, administrators, parents, and organizations serving the school community. .
Grants from the Kinderhook Central School District Education Foundation will not replace public dollars for the school district. Possible projects in the arts and humanities include, but are certainly not limited to: independent study; new programs; extracurricular creative projects, in or outside the classroom; visiting speakers; artists-in-residence; professional development resources, library resources; and class field trips. Preference will be given to activities that take place within the school community.
The arts and humanities are broadly defined and include all cultural and humanities disciplines.
Berkshire Taconic does not support organizations which in their constitution, by-laws, or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief.
Grants awarded may range from $100 to $2,500. Grant money may be used for materials, travel and associated costs. For requests from individuals, preference will be given to projects that lead to a significant impact on the school.
Applicants will be informed of Berkshire Taconic's decision within two months of the deadline date.
Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria:
- Excellence: Is the project or service truly of a high quality? Is it the right time for the project? Does it involve qualified individuals/groups?
- Impact: What is the potential impact of the project or service on the community? This does not mean the number of people involved, but rather the quality of the impact.
- Ability - Is the project well thought out and feasible? The governing board of the Kinderhook Central School Education Foundation will review grant applications and forward recommendations for funding directly to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation board of directors for final approval. For approved grants, the board may adjust requested funding as appropriate.
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