The Trenton Educational Foundation is excited to financially support grants that enhance teaching and learning opportunities in the Trenton Public Schools! All TEF grants can be for an individual teacher, grade level, department, entire school, or district.
Grant applications need to be approved by your building administrator/supervisor before submitting the grant to the Trenton Educational Foundation. This is not a guarantee of funding. If technology is involved, please contact Stephanie O’Connor for approval before submitting your grant.
TEACHER/STAFF GRANTS: Applications are accepted and approved in the fall. Click HERE for current school-year grant cycle. The TEF will award teacher/staff grants up to $3000.Click HERE to view and submit your application.
COLLABORATIVE GRANTS: Collaborative Grants are grants above $3000. These grants require other financial partners, which could include the school district and/or other outside parties. Other partners must cover at least 40% of the total expenses of the grant. Click HERE to view the TEF Grant Operating Policy. These grants will be accepted throughout the year. Click HERE to view and submit your application.
MINI-GRANTS: Applications are accepted late fall into January. Click HERE for current school-year grant cycle. The TEF will award mini-grants up to $1000.
Click HERE to view and submit your application.
NEW TEACHER GRANTS: Teachers that are newly hired will receive a $250 grant. Teachers will be notified of the availability of this grant at the beginning of the school year. Click HERE to view and submit your application.
The TEF now has the opportunity to pursue YEAR-ROUND funding for “BIG IDEAS”!
The Resource Development Committee, led by Peter Poulos, is dedicated to submitting various Foundation Grants for those who have a “BIG IDEA” benefiting Trenton students, teachers, or the Trenton Public School Community as a whole. What this means is now anyone – including YOU – can submit a “BIG IDEA”. It may be someone who may not have been funded for a past TEF Grant request, someone who may need more to fund a current IDEA or even a current grant recipient, or anyone (parent, grandparent, or student) in the community that has a school, classroom or student-related IDEA.
Simply click on the link below, fill out the information completely and to the best of your ability, and SUBMIT!
*PLEASE NOTE: These grants are not guaranteed and may take up to several months to be funded IF approved, depending on the funder’s grant cycle. But each “BIG IDEA” will be considered and matched to the best potential donor. And these grants are for projects large and small, and are not limited in terms of amount, as long as the budget truly supports the BIG IDEA!
TEF 2023 Fall Grant Report
Promotional backgrounds were purchased to b rand THS at career and scholarship information nights and career fairs
Lots of Spanish books for checking out in the Middle School Spanish class library!
Over 37 workshops were available for students to choose 4 of the breakout sessions in this day long event focusing on mental wellness.
A variety of Lego and STEM building projects were purchased for Hedke and Anderson students.
Career day branded tableware was purchased to help students navigate college, vocational and military opportunities.
The file below list all of the mini, collaborative and mega grants that have been awarded to various staff members . These grants enable new and innovative ideas from staff members that would not be funded through normal school funding.
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