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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?

  • Unveiling a new look
    Earlier this year AEF turned 24 years old! To honor how AEF has grown, we are unveiling a new look to carry us into the future. The Look We’ve kept our purple and green and made them more vibrant – much like the Foundation itself. These colors are a visual representation of the Foundation’s independence. … Read More
  • Knowledge Open 2021
    Thank you to the more than 170 golfers who took to the greens last week Friday for the 23rd annual Knowledge Open. It was a successful day thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and staff of Winagamie Golf Course. The Knowledge Open is AEF’s only fundraising event and directly supports our mission to creatively enhance education … Read More
  • 2019 Fall Grants – nearly $23,000 awarded!
    The Appleton Education Foundation board of directors approved grants totaling nearly $23,000 to support creative programs and projects that enhance the education of Appleton Area School District students. Twenty-six projects are receiving funding. Districtwide $1,500 from the Bob and Gerri Heffron Family Endowment Fund and John Mielke and Sally Morey Mielke Education Fund to join … Read More

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