SHARON CENTER SCHOOL MILLENNIUM Fund

Grant Guidelines

WHO CAN APPLY

Students, teachers, administrators and community members for projects that enhance the educational experience of students and teachers in the Sharon Center School.

GRANT INFORMATION

The Sharon Center School Millenium Fund is an endowed fund whose purpose is to enhance and enrich the educational experience of the students and teachers of Sharon Center School. The goal of the Fund is to ensure the highest level of achievement for the students and enhance their capacity to achieve excellence both in school and in the community.

ELIGIBILITY

We are seeking proposals for grants from students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents, nonprofits and members of the Sharon Center School community for projects that will fulfill the purposes of the Fund.

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.

Possible projects include, but are not limited to: independent study; new programs; extra-curricular 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; 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 $1,000 for the first several years as the endowment builds.

REVIEW CRITERIA

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 or individual student? 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?