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Sullivan Community Education Foundation

The mission of the Sullivan Community Education Foundation shall be to provide students and community members with enriched and expanded educational opportunities through the generation and distribution of financial and other resources.  The Foundation will achieve its mission by directing support toward the goals of 1) student programs which provide enrichment activities; 2) professional growth of teachers; and 3) community and education partnerships which provide for lifelong learning opportunities for members of the Sullivan community.

Due Date:  Applications must be received by the second Friday in January.  Applications should be submitted to the Sullivan Community Education Foundation Secretary, PO Box 462, Sullivan, IL  61951 or the Sullivan Schools Unit Office, 725 N. Main Street, Sullivan, IL 61951.  No application will be accepted after this date.

Major grant requests (requests totaling $1000 or more) must be made in person at the Sullivan Community Education Foundation monthly meeting in January (4th Thursday).  Mini grant requests might be asked to present to the subcommittee. 

Awards will be presented in March at the annual Sullivan Community Education Foundation Banquet.

Grant Parameters:

  • No administration expenses will be allowed.
  • Limit of major grant award is $15,000.
  • No grant awards can supplant existing funding.  (If the entity making the request is required to perform the service or purchase the equipment, the grant will not be funded.)
  • Only non-profit organizations and Sullivan School District staff may apply for these grants.
  • Applicants must provide 14 copies of the grant request to the Foundation.
  • Foundation grants can only be used to complete the objectives of the grant.  If the actual cost is less than proposed, additional items cannot be substituted.
  • Grant recipients will be required to submit a brief account, summary or statistics resulting from the project/award.  Pictures would be greatly appreciated.

Need and Project Rationale:  Include a detailed description of the target population and describe the ways in which the proposed project will have a long-term effect on improving education of your targeted population. 

Program Plan:  Provide a detailed description of the proposed project including the primary objectives and expected outcomes.  This project must be completed by June 1st of the year following the award.

Contact Person to Answer Questions:  Sullivan Community Education Foundation Secretary, P.O. Box 462, Sullivan, IL 61951.

Click here for the Grant Proposal Form. Complete the form, press the print button and submit your forms to SCEF.


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