YSEE Grants

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Yellow Springs Endowment for Education (YSEE) Field of Interest Fund of the Yellow Springs Community Foundation is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide funding for educational programs, extracurricular activities, and projects that encourage excellence, creativity, and diversity in education for students of the Yellow Springs Exempted Village Schools. These programs and projects enhance the curriculum standards set forth by the Ohio Department of Education.

Funding for these grants comes from tax-exempt contributions to the YSEE Field of Interest Fund of the Yellow Springs Community Foundation by community members, school alumni, civic organizations and businesses.

Faculty, staff and students of the Yellow Springs Exempted Village Schools are eligible to submit grant applications. Other individuals may submit applications in collaboration with current faculty, staff or students. However, a faculty or staff member must be the lead applicant. Other individuals may submit applications in collaboration with current faculty or staff. Additional members of the project team must be listed in the online application.

Prior to submission to the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, applications must be reviewed and endorsed by the Superintendent to assure compliance with school policy and philosophy. Two letters of support may be included to address how this project would benefit educational needs within the public schools. Funding requests for individual educational opportunities and associated expenses will not be considered. In general, previously funded projects will not be subsequently considered.

Application Review Process: All applications are reviewed by the YSEE Advisory Committee which makes recommendations to the Yellow Springs Community Foundation trustees, who make the final decisions. Complete applications must be received at YSCF by the first day of the month. The YSEE Advisory Committee will attempt to review the application and make recommendations during the month it is received. Upon approval, the applicant is contacted and funds are sent to the Treasurer of the YS Schools. Prior to the release of monies, the School Board and Treasurer must approve the expenditures.

Final Report: A final report form will be provided with the grant award letter. This form must be completed and returned to the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, P.O. Box 55, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 45387, within 30 days of the end of the project.

Grant Application Submission: Unlike YSCF discretionary grants, there is a form for Yellow Springs Endowment for Education grant applications. You can download a copy of  the application by clicking here or from Publications, Reports & Forms page.

For Grant Application Assistance: Contact the YSCF Foundation Administrator at 767-2655 or by email at admin@yscf.org.