Grant Guidelines: Taconic Hills Arts & Humanities/Taconic Hills Education Enrichment Fund
For the first time this year, the Taconic Hills Education Enrichment Fund and the Taconic Hills Arts & Humanities Fund will appraise applications jointly. Both these funds work to enhance and enrich the educational experience of students and teachers in the Taconic Hills Central School District (THCSD). The Education Enrichment Fund has been making grants since 2001 and supports a wide variety of educational projects.
The Arts and Humanities Fund began to provide funding for arts and humanities programs through the generosity of an anonymous donor in 2008. The fund must concentrate on funding projects only in the arts and humanities. Preference will be given to projects that are interdisciplinary and have the prospect of being ongoing programs.
Applications will be accepted from students, teachers, administrators, parents and members of the community.
Grants from the Funds will not replace public dollars for the school district.
Possible projects include but are not limited to: independent study; new programs; extracurricular activities; individual creative projects, visiting speakers, artists in residence, professional development for teachers and program costs for field trips.
New projects are encouraged while enhanced or enriched repeat projects are also eligible for consideration.
Grant awards may range up to $2,500.
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 school 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?
Applications will be reviewed by the Fundsí Grant Committee, comprised of representatives of both funds including community members, parents, and teachers. The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Board of Directors will review committee recommendations.
If you have any questions about the Taconic Hills Arts & Humanities/Education Enrichment Fund, email us at email@example.com.