Since its inception in 2004, ELF has awarded dozens of grants totaling approximately $500,000 to Samuel Staples Elementary School, Helen Keller Middle School, and Joel Barlow High School, as well as the Easton and Redding communities.

Am I eligible for an ELF grant?

  1. Is your grant for a project, professional development or technology used in the classroom?

  2. Is your request not covered by the Easton or ER9 school budget?

  3. Does your grant directly relate to the curriculum and impact students?

  4. Are you willing to share your experience from this grant with other staff members?

How do I apply for an ELF grant?

  1. Submit a completed grant application form, by mail or email, to the Easton Learning Foundation (contact info in footer).

  2. The ELF board of directors will review your application and respond by email.

Grant History
2013-2014

  • HKMS Student Academic Center

  • HKMS Outdoor Cafeteria

  • SSES Go Green Bugs solar energy activity

  • JBHS Chromebooks Pilot

  • SSES International Society for Technology in Education Conference

  • SSES National Science Teachers Association: Inspiring Growth Workshop

  • SSES Author Visits (Co-Sponsor)

  • SSES Invention Convention

  • HKMS Outdoor Classroom

  • HKMS VEX materials and professional development for Project Lead the Way

  • SSES Geography Bee sponsorship

  • HKMS Social Thinking Conference (Lessons for the Common Core Standards)

  • JBHS Digital Signage to support communications and emergency response

  • JBHS 3D Printer to support student-driven scientific research

2011-2012

  • HKMS National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference

  • SSES iPad Cart

  • HKMS iPad Cart

  • JRMS iTouch Cart

  • SSES LEGO Machines and Mechanisms (Extension)

  • HKMS ILA Document Camera

  • HKMS Math Document Camera

2009-2010

  • JBHS Building Learning Communities Conference

  • HKMS DNA Necklaces and DNA Extraction Lab

  • HKMS Engineering and Innovation Lab

  • SSES LEGO Machines and Mechanisms

  • JBHS National English Conference With Workshop

  • JBHS Professional Development to Enrich AP Statistics

2012-2013​

  • HKMS Wireless science probes and lab software for iPads (all grade levels)

  • HKMS 3D Printer for engineering lab

  • SSES Apple TVs for third grade classrooms

  • SSES Teaching Reading in Small Groups workshop for fourth grade teachers

  • SSES Go Green Bugs solar energy activity

  • HKMS Go Animate subscription to support interactive world language activities

  • HKMS New England League of Middle School’s Annual Conference

  • JBHS iTouches for Science (to complete class set)

  • JBHS First Robotics Team

  • SSES Invention Convention

  • SSES Teaching Yoga to Children Workshop

2010-2011​

  • SSES Columbia Reading Institute

  • HKMS DNA Extraction Lab

  • JBHS Laptop for Guidance Department

  • SSES Invention Convention

  • JBHS iPads to Explore Physical Science

  • SSES Solar Grasshopper Experiment

  • SSES Student Senate Fieldtrip

2008-2009​

  • JBHS Barlow Palooza

  • SSES Going Green Experiment

  • SSES Journey North Investigation

  • SSES Reading Institute at Columbia University

  • JBHS Smart-Ed Tech Strategies for Tough Times

  • SSES Storyteller for Kindergarten

2007-2008

  • HKMS 3-D Digital Microscopes

  • JBHS Audio Learning

  • JBHS Barlow Palooza

  • HKMS DNA Necklaces and DNA Extraction Lab

  • JBHS Lakota Jewelry Project Easton One Book: One Community

  • SSES Photography 101

  • JBHS Redesigning the American High School Easton/ER9 SMARTboards

  • SSES Social Studies and Election 2008

  • HKMS Take a Walk in My Shoes

2006-2007​

  • SSES Art Technology

  • JBHS Inspired Teachers Inspire Students

  • JBHS Lakota Jewelry Project Easton One Book: One Community

  • JBHS Redesigning the American High School Easton/ER9 SMARTboards

  • HKMS Take a Walk in My Shoes

  • HKMS Touchstones

2005-2006

  • SSES A Day in the Life of a Colonial Student

  • HKMS Author Mentoring

  • SSES Barnhartville and Marchettiville Easton Beauty Through Bloom

  • HKMS DNA Necklaces and DNA Extraction Lab

  • SSES Easton to Uganda

  • SSES Gardening is Elementary

  • JBHS Music Technology Easton/ER9 SMARTboards

  • SSES State of the Art Science Lessons

  • HKMS Take a Walk in My Shoes

2004-2005​

  • HKMS Author Mentoring

  • JBHS Costume Design

  • SSES Journey to Learn Activity Bags

  • HKMS Skywatch

  • HKMS Using Technology to Promote Character Education

  • HKMS WrAP Writing Improvement System

Over $500,000 of Grants