• ACEEF Grants

     

    Grant applications are currently open and are due by 4:00 pm on October 7th, 2019.

     

    2019 Grant Application

    2018 Grants Awarded

     

    SCHOOL APPLICANT GRANT TITLE
    ACSD Comm. Partnership ACSD Comm. Partnership ACSD Community Partnership
    Bridport Andrea Way Burlington Taiko Drummers
    Cornwall Valerie Calzini Exploration of West African Drumming/Dance
    Cornwall Margaret Gish/Andrew Hirsch Shakespeare: It's Elementary Workshop
    Mary Hogan Sonia Kulhowvick Flynn Theater: Orchestra Experience
    Mary Hogan Shauna Lee Kids Yoga Together (Yoga Retreat)
    Mary Hogan Deb Martin Ice Skating and Outdoor Classroom Materials
    Mary Hogan Pascale Grossnickle Wind Turbines: A Montshire Museum Workshop
    Mary Hogan Alyssa Mongelli StarLab: A Montshire Museum Workshop
    Mary Hogan Julie Altemose Wishtree
    MUMS Moquin, Barnes. P-Askew, McCarthy Pasco Probes for EcoZone IB Design & Science GRASPS
    MUHS Liz LeBeau Choral Workshop with A Capella Group
    MUHS Michelle Steele Travel to Montreal
    Ripton Tracey Harrington Window to a Mulitcultural World
    Salisbury Anthony Francescutti KEEC
    Salisbury Leigh Harder Everybody Wins!
    Salisbury Casey Fitzgerald Yoga
    Salisbury Amy Clapp Birds and Binoculars: Citizen Scientists in Action
    Salisbury Kendra Gratton Building a Uke Fleet
    Weybridge Christina Johnston Taiko: a Window into Culture

     

    Liz Lebeau's Choral Workshop with a capella group "'Round Midnight," filming and editing by Jerry Shedd:

    MUHS Choral Workshop 

      

    WHAT IS ACEEF? 
    Several years ago a group of friends and neighbors got together to encourage new approaches to public education; they knew that innovative teaching had to be celebrated and rewarded. So they launched a fundraising campaign to endow a program of grants to teachers, students and community members for a wide variety of projects which just can't be anticipated or included in the school budget. 

    Thus was born the Addison Central Educational Endowment Fund (ACEEF). Under the Addison Central School District's non-profit status, ACEEF is governed by a community-based Board of Directors drawn from the district's member towns.  ACEEF was established to promote excellence and opportunity for students and teachers in the Addison Central School District. The Endowment Fund raises money to support innovative programs which are beyond the scope of the schools' budgets. Since it was established in 1989, ACEEF has awarded over 300 grants benefiting every school in ACSD. 

    The innovative partnership that the Addison County community has forged with its schools with the creation of ACEEF has provided an excellent opportunity for our teachers, students and community members to develop unique and unusual projects for the benefit of students without the bureaucratic requirements that often plague grant development.

    ACEEF GOALS
    • Support creative opportunities that stimulate students' interest and learning. 
    • Encourage programs that generate enthusiasm and personal initiative among teachers, students, parents, and community members. 
    • Encourage students to broaden their intellectual and cultural horizons. 
    • Strengthen public support for, and awareness of, the school system. 

    ACEEF CRITERIA FOR GRANT PROPOSALS 
    • Proposals that encourage excellence and most closely approach ACEEF goals. 
    • Projects not traditionally funded by tax funds. 
    • Potential for sharing project concepts with other schools. 
    • Attention should be paid to distribution of awards throughout ACSD. 
    (Grants are awarded once a year. Deadline for grant application is early to mid-October of each year. Exact dates of grant application deadlines will be posted as they become available. Grant money will be available for projects from November 8 through May 15 of the following year.)

    2019-2020 ACEEF Board of Directors: 
    President: Sarah Ingersoll, Vice-President: Emily Bridges, Secretary: Jennifer Smith
    Board Members: Shelly Becker, Kathy Boe, Diane Hare, Melanie Parton, Nancy Wollum and Wendy Hirdler
     
    ACEEF is currently looking for new board members.  Contact Sarah Ingersoll at singersoll@acsdvt.org if you are interested in joining.