The Foundation invites grant applications for educational projects that will benefit students in the Westwood public schools and/or residents of all ages. The Foundation for Westwood Education supports equal opportunity for all.
Since 1991, the Foundation has awarded more than $1,000,000 in support of educational and cultural programming for our schools and community organizations. Our grants have enabled countless Westwood residents to benefit from enriching cultural and educational programs that might not otherwise have been available. These programs support both the excellence of our schools and the quality of life in our community.
The Foundation has funded a variety of programs in the areas of math, science & engineering, visual & performing arts, parent education, culture & social studies, literacy, technology, and professional development.
How To Apply For a Grant
The Foundation accepts grant applications two times per year. The grant deadlines for the upcoming year are:
- FALL GRANT
October 15, 2020 ($2000 maximum. Program must be completed by June 30, 2021.**)
- SPRING GRANT
April 15, 2021 (No maximum. Program must be completed by June 30, 2022.)
- FALL GRANT
**Anyone applying for more than $10,000 or for a program needing more than 1 year to complete will need to submit a brief concept paper by March 1.
- Download the Grant Application Guidelines
- Download the Grant Instructions
- Download the Grant Application
Please email completed grant requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the criteria used for approving a grant?
Identical criteria are used in reviewing all grant applications. Prior to submitting your grant application, please review the Grant Applications Guidelines.
Who approves grant funding?
All applications received by the grant deadline are reviewed by the entire Board of Directors of the Foundation. The full Board of Directors makes all final funding decisions.
What if I miss the application deadline?
In order to be fair to all applicants we will only consider fully executed applications received by the deadline.
The Foundation for Westwood Education supports equal opportunity for all and will not discriminate, or fund organizations that discriminate, on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, or any basis prohibited by applicable law. It is not the intent of this policy to deny support for programs that serve specifically defined populations.