Grants & Giving

Grant Guidlines

“The purpose of the Zeeland Education Foundation is to support students of Zeeland Public Schools with enhanced academic opportunities.”

Zeeland Education Foundation provides means to enhance the academic excellence of our students. The foundation promotes scholastic achievement by affording extraordinary and innovative learning opportunities.

The Zeeland Education Foundation (ZEF) ONLY accepts proposals from employees of Zeeland Public Schools. Each year the ZEF Board establishes the amount of funding to be distributed. It is the intent of the Grant Review Committee and the Board of Directors of ZEF to select applicants in the most equitable manner.

2019 Grant Application

The Zeeland Education Foundation (ZEF) ONLY accepts proposals from employees of Zeeland Public Schools.

All grants due by March 19, 2019. Please contact ZEF with any questions!

The 2019 Grant Application will be availalbe January 29th, 2019

Google DocFinal Grant Report

Annual Grant Cycle

January 29, 2019
Grant Applications available on-line

March 19, 2019
Grant applications due

May 1, 2019
Grants awarded

May 14th - Grantee Breakfast

Zeeland Education Foundation Gives Priority to Grants Which:

  • help the curriculum by adding resources to go above and beyond the basic items provided by Zeeland Public Schools;
  • are not funded by the regular curriculum budget
  • represent creative, innovative “cutting edge” efforts that center on student academic achievement;
  • are collaborative in nature and connect curriculums;
  • pilot new programs that are student focused;
  • affect the largest number of students
  • align with ZPS student achievement district goals.
  • fund between the dollar range of $500 – $3000, historically.

Zeeland Education Foundation Generally Does Not Fund:

  • annual fund-raising drives or multi-year request;
  • district expenses such as substitute pay and professional development;
  • field trips, transportation charges, athletics, non-school sponsored events, or consumables (food, party supplies, paper goods, etc.)
  • Zeeland Education Foundation reserves the right to change guidelines as necessary to meet the needs of Zeeland Public Schools and its employees.