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Next Grant Deadline: May 10

Recent Accomplishments

Our most recent annual report encompasses 18 months of Appleton Education Foundation activity (July 2020-December 2021). AEF offered monthly grant deadlines during the 2020-21 school year to support AASD educators’ efforts to engage their students during virtual, hybrid and in-person learning.

216 grants

$290,000 grants and scholarships funded

$5.3 million granted since 1997

Empowering Educators

The Appleton Education Foundation funds teaching and learning opportunities that are not possible through the normal school budget. We believe in empowering educators to implement their creative ideas to increase student engagement and enhance learning.

Grants are awarded four times each year.

What’s Going On?

  • Grants Awarded: March 2023
    At its March meeting the Appleton Education Foundation board of directors approved the following 20 grants totaling more than $22,000 to creatively enhance education for students in the Appleton Area School District.   Appleton Area School District –  Appleton East High School –  Kaleidoscope Academy – $1,644 for take-home materials to help students with emotional regulation … Read More
  • Welcome Julie Pahnke to the AEF team!
    Hello! My name is Julie Pahnke and I am AEF’s new Grants & Scholarships Manager. In my role, I will manage and further develop the Foundation’s growing grant and scholarship programs. It is a pleasure to be working with the wonderful, talented, and dedicated team members that make up the Appleton Education Foundation.  I’m a … Read More
  • Grants Awarded: Dec. 2022
    The AEF board of directors approved 14 grants totaling more than $13,000 in the second of four grant cycles during the 2022-23 school year. Appleton East High School$3,000 – to support a student-led community celebration for Black History Month Appleton West High School$1,316 – items to make a safe, welcoming, soothing space for a group … Read More

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