Weston Education Foundation Call for Community Grant Applications

The Weston Education Foundation (WEF) is calling for applications for our Community Education Grants Program.

The purpose of these grants is to provide funds (generally up to $1,500) to Weston-based organizations or individuals to develop educational programs that benefit their constituents and/or Weston residents. Preference is given to organizations that can demonstrate sustainable funding for their project after the completion of the WEF grant.

Since its inception, WEF has disbursed more than $850,000 in community, technology and teacher grants. Previous Community Education Grants have helped fund art and education classes at Lachat Town Farm, the Weston Historical Society oral history series, Weston Against Cancer, and much more.

There are two grant cycles available for Community Education Grants: the first is from September 1-October 15; the second is from February 15-April 1. Community organizations must wait for 12 months to apply for another grant if they are a current grant recipient; additional grant requests are expected to cover new projects.

To learn more about the Weston Education Foundation’s Community Education Grants Program or to obtain an application, please contact the Grants Committee at grants@westoneducationfoundation.org, or explore our website, www.westoneducationfoundation.org.

Weston Education Foundation Coat Drive Announced

On Friday, November 16th, the Weston Education Foundation (“WEF”) kicked off a Coat Drive to benefit Person to Person (“P2P”) in Norwalk. WEF is a local 501(c)(3) educational foundation that supports educational initiatives in the Weston schools and community.

P2P provides local individuals and families with food, clothing, housing, financial assistance and on-going support.

  • Each month, at P2P’s Norwalk location alone, 700-800 families come for food, clothing and other basic needs.
  • Last year, because of the generosity of people throughout the community, P2P was able to help 23,267 men, women and children in Norwalk and surrounding towns, including Weston.

Please consider donating any new or gently-used coats, jackets, hats, scarves, gloves – anything that might help someone of any age stay warm this winter.

Collection bins are located in Weston through Sunday, December 16 at Fairfield County Bank, Peter’s Liquors, Lang’s Pharmacy, and all four schools.

Thank you in advance for your acts of kindness. It takes a village!

Trailblazing Scientists at Work in Weston High School

New honors-level science research class is launched with funding from WEF and the Weston PTOs

Ocean acidification, removing carbon dioxide from car exhaust, bacterial breakdown of pesticides, degrading petroleum with mushrooms, exploring ways to make photosynthesis more efficient – these are just a few of the exciting topics currently under scrutiny in Weston High School’s new Honors Science Research Class.
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