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AHEF Mini-Grant Applications for 2021-22 School Year Due Oct. 20, 2021

The Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation (AHEF) is accepting mini-grant applications (up to $500 per request) through Thurs., October 20, 2021 for the 2021-22 school year. The mini-grants tend to be smaller in size and are awarded in the Fall so that teachers and staff can address new, and possibly unforeseen needs as they and their students return for the new school year. 

“Our generous donors make these grants possible and we are extremely grateful for them,” said Tess DeGeest, executive director of AHEF.

The grant guidelines and application are available here. Applications close on October 20, 2021 for implementation in the 2021-22 school year.

"The board awards grants that address our strategic priorities and mission," said DeGeest. AHEF cultivates equitable and innovative experiences for students across the district. "We are especially interested in seeding innovative projects and those that address the equity gap for our students. We also recognize that mental health and wellbeing continues to be a primary concern for our students and welcome grants to address these needs."

“Fortunately, donations to AHEF continue to grow, as parents, teachers, staff, community organizations, and area businesses see the positive impact their donations are making. It is because of our caring donors, that we now able to sustain two rounds of grants annually,” said DeGeest, “Our donors make these grants possible; they are the heart of our foundation.”

Questions about the grant process should be directed to Tess DeGeest at

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