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Next Grant Deadline: September 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?

  • 5 ways to celebration National Support Public Education Day
    *This post is originally from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region’s The Loop. Saturday, July 30, is National Support Public Education Day. What’s worth celebrating? Nearly 86% of Wisconsin’s K-12 students attend public schools, according to this 2019-20 DPI report. The Appleton Area School District (AASD) is the sixth-largest district in Wisconsin, serving more than … Read More
  • Knowledge Open 2022
    Despite the rainy and cool weather, nearly 200 golfers joined us for the 24th annual Knowledge Open on Friday, July 15. In the Knowledge Open all golf teams play to support an Appleton Area School District school. This year 18 schools were represented. More than $16,000 will be awarded as unrestricted grants. Congratulations to these … Read More
  • Scullen Leadership Award – call for nominations
    The Appleton Education Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2022 Thomas G. Scullen Leadership Award. The award recognizes a Fox Cities resident who is considered a leader in the field of education like its namesake, the late Thomas Scullen, an AEF founder and superintendent of the Appleton Area School District until his death in May … Read More

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