For over 10 years, the Marshfield Educational Foundation has awarded grants to educators of the Marshfield Public School District to fund innovative projects developed by teachers. Grants impact every student in every school in the district. While the 2019-2020 grant cycle was the most successful to date with over $110,000 awarded to educators to further excellence in their classrooms, 2020-2021 looked different due to the pandemic. MEF was able to pivot, however, and move our fundraising online and give out over $30,000 in emergency mini grants to help teachers with new teaching challenges. With total grant funding to date of $923,000, we hope to reach $1 million in funding in 2022.
On average, after a thorough review process, fifteen individual grants are awarded each year. Grants impact every area of the curriculum with a particular emphasis on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines and the Humanities. And the impact is lasting, over 77% of programs funded are still active five years later. Marshfield Education Foundation is proud of its significant impact on our community and grateful to our many donors who have made it possible.
Annual Grants Awarded in EVERY Key Curriculum Area
Average number of students impacted per grant: 300
Annual Grant Awards Impact EVERY Student in the Marshfield Public School District
77% of grants continue to be in use 5 years after they are awarded
MEF Has 10+ Years of Consistent Performance in Grant Awards
The average grant award from 2011 to 2021: $5365
Despite fundraising challenges, MEF provided over $30,000 in emergency mini grants in 2021 and has a goal to exceed $1 million in total grant funding in 2022