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.
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.
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
Life, Learning & Language Program
LAMS and RHHS Mentoring Program
Middle School Science Fair
Mill Road Outdoor Stage
Model UN Conference
RAMP Music Support
RHCSD Student Council Leadership Conference
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