Stories of Grants & Giving: Grants

Grants Awarded: March 2024

The Appleton Education Foundation board of directors recently approved 21 grants totaling more than $28,800 to creatively enhance education for students in the Appleton Area School District.   All funding is from the Appleton Education Foundation Fund, unless otherwise noted. Appleton … Read More

Berry Elementary educator and students pose with Appleton Education Foundation board and staff.

Grants Awarded: December 2023

The Appleton Education Foundation board of directors recently approved 21 grants totaling more than $23,000 to creatively enhance education for students in the Appleton Area School District.   All funding is from the Appleton Education Foundation Fund, unless otherwise noted. Appleton … Read More

Houdini Elementary students and their teacher pose with Appleton Education Foundation board members and grant check.

Grants Awarded: October 2023

The Appleton Education Foundation board of directors recently approved 17 grants totaling nearly $17,000 to creatively enhance education for students in the Appleton Area School District.   All funding is from the Appleton Education Foundation Fund, unless otherwise noted. Appleton Area … Read More

Appleton West educator and students celebrate receiving an AEF grant.

Grants Awarded: May/June 2023

The Appleton Education Foundation board of directors recently approved the following 15 grants totaling more than $20,000 to creatively enhance education for students in the Appleton Area School District.   All funding is from the Appleton Education Foundation Fund, unless otherwise … Read More

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 … 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 … 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 … Read More

June 2022: More than $13,000 awarded

More than $13,000 was awarded during the final competitive grant cycle of the 2021-22 school year. Funding comes from four funds within the AEF: Appleton Education Foundation Endowment Fund, Gruner Family Community Mental Wellnes Fund, Vira and Alan Stoner Education … Read More

2020 Spring Grants – more than $10,000 awarded

The Appleton Education Foundation board of directors approved grants totaling more than $10,000 to support creative programs and projects that enhance the education of Appleton Area School District students. Eight projects are receiving funding. Funding comes from four funds within … Read More

Pumpkins Build Community for Badger Elementary

Question: What can $300 and a little creativity and teamwork do? Answer: For Appleton’s Badger Elementary School and its families, A LOT. Teachers Amanda Strupp and Jaynie Busche wanted to bring together Badger’s 370 students and their families while the … Read More

AEF Grants Inspire “Next Level” Teaching and Learning

Eric Vanderloop, Fox River Academy 7th/8th grade teacher, and his students have directly benefited from two AEF grants over the last three years. He says the Appleton Education Foundation allows teachers to “chase dreams” and inspire next level teaching and … Read More

$10,000 GRANT TO SUPPORT 4K DISTANCE LEARNING

The Appleton Education Foundation (AEF) has awarded a $10,000 grant to support distance learning for Appleton Area School District (AASD) 4K students. “The AEF is honored to support distance learning for the district’s youngest learners,” said Julie Krause, executive director. … Read More