GRANTS & PROGRAMS

Goals of the Menasha Education Fund
Our primary purpose is to provide educational experiences for students and teachers within the Menasha Joint School District (MJSD) that are beyond the scope of the local school budget. The Menasha Education Fund makes these opportunities possible by funding partial foundation grants for the following:

  • Educational programs
  • Classroom supplies
  • Learning tools

Although independent of the MJSD, the Education Fund seeks to work in partnership with, and supplement, the quality education programming of the Board of Education.

How do these Education Grants Work?
Aside from community support, a key to the long-term growth of our education foundation is its endowment concept. The Menasha Education Fund follows an Investment & Spending policy that allocates 5 percent of its past three-year average balance toward yearly grants.

What Projects does the Education Fund Support?
There are three principal project areas funded through our educational grants:

  1. Student Scholarships - These student grants are awarded to elementary, middle and high school students for participation in seminars, summer camps, contests and workshops designed to stimulate new ideas and provide exciting opportunities.
  2. Teacher Mini-Grants - Foundation giving is allocated to develop innovative educational programs that enhance student learning and go above and beyond the basics.
  3. Penmanship Awards - Held annually in grades 1-12, a penmanship contest recognizes students from each school with the best manuscript and cursive writing by awarding them a $50 gift certificate at a special spring presentation in honor of Henry Jankowski