GEHEF offers a Mini Grant program where teachers apply for funding to offer specialized projects that are not supported within normal school budgets. We have awarded over $121,000 since 2005. Our Vision and Goals for the Mini-Grants Program: To promote and provide innovative educational opportunities for our students that are not currently possible or provided in our schools.  

 Our Mini-Grants have Supported the following Programming: 

  •  Diversity:  

  •  Social skills – interactive games & activities

  •  Accepting our differences

  •  America The Melting Pot

  •  Literacy Programming: 

  • Science & Technology:

  • Robotics

  • Social Media Safety

  • Our Universe/Our World

  • Stem – Science & Math

  • Steam – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math

  • Drone Exploration

  • Science & the Environment:

  • Conservation

  • Responsible Gardening & Farming

  • Our Footprint – Our impact on the environment

  • Music & the Arts:

  • Music & Communication

  • Photography, Printing, Animation

  • Lost Arts – Doll Making, Book Binding, Etc.


2018 Mini Grant:

Sustainable Gardening — JMES — LED Grow Light Tower


Mini grant requests can be between $200 and $2,000. 
Deadline for the Fall 2019/Winter 2020 application is October 31, 2019.

For more information, please click below to download an application.

Year-round program grants

Besides for our mini grants, GEHEF offers program grants that are earmarked for specific programming that is outside the scope of a school or company budget. 
For more information, please click below to download an application.

Congratulations to our 2018 Mini Grant Recipients

John M. Marshall Elementary School: David Cataletto, Lorna Cook, Karen DeFronzo, Kristy Eberhart, Cara Weaver

East Hampton High School: Michelle Bararetti, Tiffany Lamprecht

East Hampton Middle School: Rita Greene, Cara Nelson

Springs School: Ashley DellaPolla, Laura Dunham, William Hallman, Melissa Knight, Kristy LaMonda, Beverly McGrath, Crystal Reiner, Amanda Waleko

MATH NIGHT at Springs School

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