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Next Grant Deadline: February 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: 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
  • Grants Awarded: Oct. 2022
    The AEF board of directors approved 24 grants totaling nearly $20,000 in the first of four grant cycles during the 2022-23 school year. Appleton East High School$2,100 – embroidery equipment for the Maker Space Appleton North High School$400 – cleaning and storage supplies for donated caps and gowns – so every graduating student will have … Read More
  • 2022 Scullen Award recipient: Lee Allinger
    Lee Allinger received AEF’s 2022 Thomas G. Scullen Leadership Award on October 12, to recognize his outstanding efforts — past and present — to improve education in the Fox Valley Region. Lee graduated from Appleton East High School and returned to serve the Appleton Area School District (AASD) for 33 years as a classroom teacher, … Read More

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