We identify several major projects each year from which one or two Major Project Grants are awarded, often with input from the administration and teaching staff most directly involved with the particular proposal. Each Major Project must be approved by the Board of Education.
Teachers and administrative staff may apply for a grant from the Foundation. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, upon receipt. All grants must first be reviewed by the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum.
The PEF board will review and vote on grants that have been vetted by our Project Development committee at the next monthly board meeting. The PEF meets monthly from September- May.
Mini Grants are awarded to support initiatives with a cost of $1001- $5000.
A Micro Grant are awarded to support initiatives with a maximum cost of $1000. The project development committee is empowered to decline or support micro grants without tallying a vote from the remaining members of the PEF board.
The Foundation, through the work of its fund raising subcommittee, conducts a number of activities throughout the year to generate contributions from the Pelham community. An annual appeal letter is mailed to the community prior to the calendar year-end and a major fund-raising event is conducted each spring. Contributions may be made directly on this site at Donate Online Now.