The Red Hook Education Foundation works to enhance public education for students in our community by funding programs that promote equity and inspire excellence.
Faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and students of the Red Hook Central School District can submit mini-grant applications. All applications must be approved and signed by the building principal or superintendent, as applicable.
Applicants are eligible for mini-grants up to $1,000. Projects that request funding above the $1,000 mini-grant limit should contact the foundation directly to discuss a project of interest. The total amount of resources available for mini-grants may vary from year to year depending upon RHEF funding.
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 funded by other sources
- Has goals which are clearly defined and realistic
- Has specific methods of implementation and evaluation
- Shows potential for sustainability beyond the grant period
- Leverages the resources and capabilities of other community resources
- Mini-Grant applications are accepted at any time. The review process may vary in length but typically takes 30-60 days.
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 of the use and effectiveness of the grant 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.