Franklin Township Education Foundation

Spring 2020 Grant Cycle

Thanks to the success of many fundraising efforts and the Major Saver Campaign, The Education Foundation will fund some grant proposals in the spring of 2020.

Proposals may not exceed $500 per classroom or $1000 for school-wide grants.

  • Grant Proposals will not be considered from persons who have received a grant in any 3 of the past 5 years.
  • Any project that has been funded three (3) times shall not be eligible for review as a Grant Proposal.
  • Grants will not be awarded for travel expenses or for purchase of equipment unless the equipment is integral to the project itself.
  •  Professional development opportunities will be considered as long as they support the innovative idea of the grant- NOT to meet continuing education requirements.
  • Projects that further a specific political or religious philosophy will not be considered for funding.
  • Educational jargon or acronyms should be explained.
  • Submitting a proposal is not a guarantee that your request will be funded.

We have two options for submitting your grant  – You can download a PDF, complete the forms and submit them or you can simply complete a Google Form online.


Use Google Forms to Apply online HERE

PDF – Download our grant application process HERE and follow the instructions for submitting it to the Foundation.

Because of you! We were able to offer our first-ever Fall Classroom Grant Program!

Our Peloton Bike raffle was a huge success and raised $8050.00! Combined with our Silent Auction Challenge and the tips that we made while selling concessions at a FCHS football game, we had $9,735.00 to share with our educators and students!

Thirteen grants received full funding and include everything from books to gardens!

Wanamaker Early Learning Center received 4 grants.
– Ms. Kristina Burns, “Sensory Path”
– Ms. Katie Land, “WELC Garden”
– Ms. Amy Morrical, “Sensory Items”
– Ms. Genny Hartley, “Social/Emotional Toolkits”

Thompson Crossing Elementary, Ms. Katie Kunkel, “Resources for the Learning Environment”
South Creek Elementary, Mrs. Vick, “Literacy in the Art Room”
Adams Elementary, Mrs. Hilary Huff, “School-wide Peace Corner”

FTMS West, Ms. Kyle Belting, “Nabbing New Nonfiction”

Franklin Central High School
– Ms. Jessica Berg, “Gardening Club Raised Beds”
– Ms. Rae Bosio, “Retablos from Peru”
– Ms. Jennifer Robinson, “You Kick, You Score”
– Mrs. Lisa Laker, “Play like a Pirate”
– Ms. Alison Caldwell, “Practical Printmaking”

Grand total, $9209 awarded!

The remaining $526 was set aside for the 2020 Spring Classroom Grant Program.

Thank you for your tremendous support!

2019 Spring Grant Summary

Amy Steinhofer was selected as our 2019 Hawthorne Grant winner! Ms. Steinhofer is the Pre-School Speech Language Pathologist at the Wanamaker Early Learning center. Her project is entitled: “Revisiting the 3 Rs”

Twenty-two grants were approved for full or partial funding.
Buildings impacted included in this grant distribution of funds: FCHS, FTMSE, CTEC, WELC, Acton, Adams, Arlington, Bunker Hill, Kitley, South Creek, Thompson Crossing

Over 10,600 students impacted!

Coming Soon – Our 2019 1st Annual Fall Grant Program

The 2018 Spring Grant Cycle Recap.  We received 26 grant requests from 25 educators throughout FTCSC!  These requests included a variety of items from vocal development to books for diverse readers to materials for social and emotional learning.
The review process was challenging for the F*TEF Grant Committee, as every request was well-written and meaningful.  We are proud to report 25 or the 26 grant requests received full or partial funding, nearly $10,000.00!
Mrs. Lisa Laker received the Rosalie Hawthorne Grant of Distinction for her “Wade the Water” – Frederick Douglass and the Underground Railroad request.
Mrs. Laker will use the grant funding to visit the Frederick Douglass’ Home and gravesite at Mt. Hope Cemetery, along with Harriet Tubman and Harriet Jacobs sites and 25 Underground Railroad sites in New York.
Mrs. Laker will create a virtual tour to share with FCHS students.
We received the largest number of grant applications from Acton Elementary educators.  Great job, Tigers!

Dianna Miller-Wilson, F*TEF Executive Director and Mrs. Beth King, F*TEF BOD Secretary presented Mrs. Laker with a certificate and special gift.

Acton Elementary Grant Recipients