Lighthouse Fund Grants Available

Up to $5,000 in grants will be available through the Lighthouse Fund of the Old Rochester Tri-Town Education Foundation for the 2014-2015 school year.

Lighthouse Fund grants will have a maximum award of $1,250 for individual applicant or intra-school collaborative project; up to $2,500 for a collaborative inter-school project. A total of $5,000 in grants will be available.

Grant applications must address one of the following categories: Curriculum Enrichment; Faculty-Mentored Student Projects; or Professional Development. Proposals must include an Evaluation Plan and a Budget.

Eligible applicants include faculty-mentored students, faculty and administration of the Old Rochester Regional School District. Grant award will for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.

The deadline for the 2014 Lighthouse Fund Grant Application is March 16, 2014.

Grants awarded for the 2013-2014 school year included: OHS Courtyard Garden Edible Schoolyard Project – $634; Responsive Classroom II Training – $1,934; A Look Inside the ORR School District – $3,000; ORR Visual Arts in the 21st Century – Multiple Platforms for Installation and Inspiration – $3,500.

For more information on the Lighthouse Fund grant process, go to and the link is on the front page.

Winners will be announced in May 2014, with funds available after July 1, 2014.

The Lighthouse Fund is an endowed fund of the Old Rochester Educational Foundation Inc., developed through private philanthropy to support our public schools in Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester. Its vision is to enrich the educational, cultural and civic experience for all students; enhance each student’s success in school, in our communities and in life; and encourage academic excellence, innovation and creative thinking in our schools.

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