The Friends Council on Education funds creative, student-centered
projects that focus on the Quaker testimonies in Friends schools. Grants
of up to $2,000 are available for projects to be completed in the
2019-20 school year. Proposals are due by Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The
Grants Committee will consider all proposals received by the deadline
and notify recipients by mid-June, 2019.
- Friends schools in the United States which are members of the Friends Council on Education are eligible to apply for funds.
- The committee is sensitive to the needs of the smaller schools and those with limited budgets.
- Two years must elapse after a school receives a grant before it
is again eligible (see list to the right). Schools which do not submit a grant
report are ineligible for future grants.
- The maximum grant for a project is $2,000.
- The Grants Committee asks Friends schools to choose one project proposal to submit for funding per year.
- The grant proposal must be made by a faculty member or administrator, and must be officially approved by the head of school.
The following criteria are used in evaluating proposals:
- Project promotes Quaker studies and/or the Quaker testimonies.
- Project actively and directly involves Friends school students in creative, collaborative work.
- Project budget reflects careful stewardship of resources and is clearly articulated.
- Special consideration is given to new initiatives.
- The Grants Committee discourages applications to fund financial aid for ongoing projects or for transportation or travel expenses.
- Grants are not given to fund staff salary or stipends.
- The Grants Committee will consider funding up to a 50% honorarium for an outside speaker, visiting artist or author, or external consultant to engage directly with students as part of an ongoing student-centered project.