Grant Application Criteria


  • Grant proposals must be consistent with the goals and mission of the Methacton Education Foundation
  • Proposals should enhance and expand enrichment opportunities for students in the Methacton School District

Required Criteria (Grants must include all of the following):

  • Provides an enrichment opportunity
  • Develops students’ knowledge and useful skills
  • Results in a significant, measurable return on investment
  • Impacts a significant number of students proportionate to the size and value of grant
  • Describes what students will know, learn, and be able to do as a result of the grant.
  • Addresses clearly outlined S.M.A.R.T. goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Based
  • If applicant is a student, he/she must have a faculty sponsor and be approved by the building principal and the Superintendent or his designee.

Evaluation Criteria (Grants will be scored based on the following criteria):

  • Consistency with our MEF funding priorities (STEM, Career guidance/development, disadvantaged students and student wellness/mental health. [20%]
  • Number of students impacted [15%]
  • Sustainable programs and MEF’s or the program’s capacity to provide ongoing support [15%]
  • Ability to evaluate the grant’s impact on students [15%]
  • Innovation [15%]
  • Long term impact on students [20%]