Mini Grants for Teachers

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The WEDF Mini Grant program enhances and enriches  teaching and learning in the Worcester Public Schools.

Mini Grant Proposals for Spring 2024 Are Open!

The Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. (WEDF), announces the availability of funds for small grants of up to $500 each.

Projects must fall into one of WEDF’s areas of focus. Proposals that connect WPS alumni with classrooms are encouraged. WEDF’s four focus areas are Arts and Culture, College and Career Readiness, Health and Wellness, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). 

Application Materials:

We highly recommend reading the Request for Proposals document and reviewing the Scoring Rubric before filling out an application.

Email completed applications to PDF format is preferred. The building principal or the applicant’s immediate supervisor must be copied on the email.

Request for Proposals (RFP):


Mini-Grant Application (Word Document):

If you have trouble accessing any of these materials or need assistance writing your proposal, email

WEDF was established in 2005 for the sole purpose of supporting the Worcester Public Schools. Through WEDF, more than $ 6 million has been invested in students and teachers through field trips, educational supplies, professional development, scholarships and awards, and special opportunities. 

WEDF is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. 

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