RHEF supports a variety of projects through a combination of grant-giving, the funding of ongoing initiatives or occasional leadership of larger scale campaigns. Learn more about our activities below.

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Grants

Eligibility

Faculty, staff, administrators, and students of the Red Hook Central School District can submit mini-grant applications. Parents and community members are encouraged to share ideas for programs with eligible applicants. All applications must be approved and signed by the building principal.

Award Amounts

Applicants are eligible for mini-grants up to $1,000. The total amount of resources available for mini-grants may vary from year to year depending upon RHEF funding.

Mini-Grant applications are accepted at any time. The review process may vary in length but typically takes 30-60 days. RHEF receives many requests to fund worthy projects but cannot guarantee that all requests will be funded.

Criteria for grant applications

In evaluating each mini-grant application, the Foundation will consider whether a program meets the following criteria:

  • Aligns with the mission of RHEF
    • Is innovative and creative
    • Enhances and enriches learning
    • Offers the participants a unique learning opportunity
    • Benefits the most students possible
    • Is not currently fundable by other sources
    • Has goals which are clearly defined and realistic
    • Has specific methods of implementation and evaluation
    • Shows potential beyond the grant period
    • Leverages the resources and capabilities of other community resources

Upon receipt of the grant

Grantees will agree to use RHEF funds solely for the purpose requested. Materials purchased become the property of the Red Hook Central School District.

Grantee will provide a written summary, project evaluation and accounting (including receipts) of the use and effectiveness of the grant after the project has been completed within 45 days of completion of project.

Grantees may be asked to provide information and photos for RHEF marketing purposes. The RHEF will release the names of the grant recipients through the local media and Foundation publications.

PROJECTS GRANT-FUNDED BY THE RED HOOK EDUCATION FOUNDATION

2016-2017

Career Fair

Life, Learning & Language Program

Grief Toolbox

LAMS and RHHS Mentoring Program

Laser Cutter

Middle School Science Fair

Mill Road Outdoor Stage

Model UN Conference

RAMP Music Support

RHCSD Student Council Leadership Conference

Roboraiders Team

Past Projects Funded by RHEF Grants

Career and College Fairs

Classroom Camera and Projection Equipment

College & Career Initiative

College Tour 2013

Middle and High School Debate Clubs

Lego League Club

Media Arts/Graphic Design Computer & Software

Mid Hudson Student Leadership Conference

Mill Road 1,000 Books Club

Model United Nations Club

9th Grade Planner Notebooks

Professional Development for Debate Advisors

Professional Development for Technology Leadership

Red Hook High School Robotics Club

Scholarships for 8th grade Boston trip

Science Field Trip to Bard College

Student in Need Fund

Science Lab Water Purification System

The Mill Road Garden

Writing & Thinking Workshops