One facet of the Rockford Education Foundation’s (REF) mission is to distribute financial and other resources to enhance or supplement educational opportunities for Rockford students and residents. Many factors are considered in reviewing grant applications, but the REF Board of Trustees will generally look more favorably upon grants that:
» Impact a large number of learners
» Are creative and innovative in nature
» Include items that can be used more than one year
» Are new start-up programs
Conversely, the REF Board of Trustees prefers not to approve grants involving (exceptions can be made at the discretion of the REF Board of Trustees):
» Consumable items such as food, t-shirts, prizes, subscriptions, etc.
» Substitute teachers
» Continuation of a previously approved program
GRANT DEADLINES FOR 2017-2018
Large & Mini Grants
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 by 4:00pm
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 by 4:00pm
Friday, April 13, 2018
Initiated by a student and accepted anytime during the school year until April 30, 2018.