SEE Fund - Sustaining Educational Excellence

Grant Guidelines

WHO CAN APPLY

Students, school personnel and community members for projects that support educational improvements and innovations that strengthen the students’ learning experience at Mount Greylock High School.

GRANT INFORMATION

The SEE Fund is an endowment fund whose mission is to sustain educational excellence by providing financial support for superior educational initiatives at Mt. Greylock Regional School. The fund seeks to support the school’s efforts to:

  • Provide students with challenging, engaging curriculum
  • Enhance the love of learning
  • Promote responsible citizenship
  • Stimulate intellectual and creative endeavors

ELIGIBILITY

Grants from the Fund will not replace public dollars for the school district. The fund seeks primarily to help cover the direct costs of projects (not salaries). Priority will be given to proposals that rely on volunteer efforts and that show additional means of support.

We seek proposals from visionary students, teachers, administrators, parents and members of the community. The proposals should seek to either increase or sustain educational excellence while supporting the mission and core values of Mount Greylock.

Possible projects include, but are not limited to: independent study; new programs; extracurricular activities; individual creative projects, in or outside the classroom; visiting speakers; artists-in-residence; professional development for teachers; scientific, athletic, or technical equipment; library resources, and class field trips.

Berkshire Taconic does not support organizations that, 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.

AWARDS

Grants awarded will generally range from $100 to $2,500 although requests for larger amounts will be considered. Grants may be contingent on matching funds from other sources if this will help the proposed initiative succeed. Multiple year funding will be considered, where appropriate.

REVIEW CRITERIA

Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  • Extent of impact
  • Relevance to the school program
  • Feasibility of the project
  • Fulfillment of unmet need
  • Cost-effectiveness
Applications will be reviewed by the fund’s advisory committee, made up of parents, teachers, students, the superintendent and members of the school community. Their recommendations will be referred to Berkshire Taconic’s board of directors for final approval.