The world doesn’t stand still. Neither should education.
But funds to try new ideas are not always available in public school budgets. in the West Geauga School District, WGEF helps fill that gap.
WGEF is the West Geauga Educational Foundation, a nonprofit and volunteer-run organization. We award money for innovative and creative programs in the West Geauga School System. We help those interested in finding better ways to teach and learn to try new approaches.
Since our founding three decades ago, WGEF trustees have awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to teachers, students, parents, administrators and others. Technology, techniques, tools and more have been approved. Visit the programs page for more information on approved programs and how to apply for funding.
The primary qualifications to apply? A willingness to try new ideas, experiences, technology and programs with West Geauga students in and outside the classroom.
Not every application is funded. Not every funded program succeeds or becomes part of day-to-day learning. Others, like the SmartBoards we first funded nearly a decade ago, prove themselves. Still. we remain committed to enabling people to try.
The West Geauga Educational Foundation was created and is maintained as an endowment with a percentage of the previous year’s income used to support educational opportunities. Every year new funding is sought to grow the amount in the endowment and thereby, distribute more grants the following year.
None of this is possible without financial support from the community. If you’ve attended one of our events like the annual Thanksgiving breakfast at the Chesterland McDonalds, or have donated money to WGEF, we thank you. For upcoming events, please check back here.
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