Grant Applications

The Skaneateles Education Foundation accepts and reviews for consideration the following four types of grant applications:

  • Lightning Grant (Up to $1,500; Submit year-round)
  • Teacher Innovation Grant (Greater than $1,500; Deadlines January 15 and May 15)
  • Jean Graham Fund Grant (Deadline January 15)
  • Jean Graham Fund Summer Passport Grant (Deadline May 1)
  • Experiential Learning Fund (Up to $800 per grade level; Submit year-round)
  • Class of ’51 Fund (Submit via school counselor year-round)
  • iD Tech Summer Camp Scholarship (Deadline March 24)

Please contact the Foundation office if you have any questions.
Skip Lockwood, Executive Director
(M) 202-841-3166

All applicants are encouraged to review the Foundation’s Grant Guidelines, Requirements and Criteria prior to completing an application for an explanation of the process, what SEF does and does not fund, selection criteria used by the grants committee, and post-completion requirements.

SEF Lightning Grant

The simple first step of the grant application process. Accepted year-round.

SEF Lightning Grant Application
Teacher Innovation Grant

To enrich curriculum and student learning, enhance instructional programs and technology, encourage professional development, and to bring innovation to the standard of excellence at Skaneateles Central Schools. (Jan. 15 & May 15, 2020 deadlines)

Teacher Innovation Grant Application
Jean Graham Fund

This prestigious award provides funding for transformative learning experiences through summer travel in the pursuit of enrichment, global studies and lifelong learning. (January 1 deadline)

Jean Graham Fund Application
JGF Summer Passport 2023

The purpose of this mini-grant is to offer educators the opportunity to take a short, domestic trip during the summer of 2023 that offers immersive, experiential learning related to the subject that they teach. By defraying the cost of accommodations, meals, and gas money, teachers will be able to break away, feel rejuvenated, and fuel their love of learning as it translates back into the classroom.

JGF Summer Passport 2023 Application
Experiential Learning Fund

SEF’s Experiential Learning Fund provides each grade, each year, a consistent source of funding to be used for a grade-wide enrichment experience.

Experiential Learning Fund Application
Class of '51 Fund

The purpose of the Class of ‘51 Fund is to provide grants that assist students who demonstrate unusual financial hardship. Examples of needs that would be met by the Class of ’51 Fund include, but are by no means limited to, helping students to participate in class trips and field trips, pay application fees for college applications or tests, purchase necessary supplies or equipment for classes, and participate in curriculum-based activities during the year and over the summer.

Class of '51 Fund Application
iD Tech Summer Camp Scholarship

Scholarship opportunities for Skaneateles students to attend iD Tech overnight summer camp for one week. Explore courses in Coding, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Game Design and Production, Robotics, Digital Music and Video Production, Photography and 3D Animation. In addition to tech instruction, students get a taste of collegiate life from living on a college campus. (Travel to and from campus not included.)
For more information, visit
Open to students in grades 8, 9, 10 & 11.
(March 24 deadline)

iD Tech Summer Camp Scholarship Application