Beyond Pencils and Crayons Grants, awarded through the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, has allocated up to $25,000 to be awarded from the Wausau/Marathon County Fund for projects to be completed in the 2019-20 school year.

“We know that our schools are filled with inspired teachers who have great ideas that will get their students excited about learning,” said Ann Werth, chairwoman of the foundation’s distributions committee. “As school budgets continue to be strained, we hope that they will look to the Community Foundation as a potential funding source to allow them to dream big and implement projects that will enhance their classroom experiences.”

Applications are welcome from 4K – grade 12 public or private school teachers from throughout Marathon County. Requests can be submitted for up to $5,000 per project and there is no limit on how many applications will be accepted from any one school.

The foundation is looking for innovative and creative projects that:

  • Enrich the educational experience
  • Motivate and inspire students and educators
  • Demonstrate a sense of community
  • Are cost-effective
  • Fill a specific need

Teachers are encouraged to apply at Completed applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Sept. 30 to be considered.

Photo courtesy Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin.