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AHEF Fall mini-grant applications for 2019-2020 have closed

The Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation (AHEF) Fall round of grants for the 2019-20 school year has closed. Described as “mini-grants” because each grant is capped at $500, this new round of grants is in response to teacher and staff feedback about the annual grant process. 

“We had feedback from teachers that our annual process, which is open in the spring and awarded for the next school year, doesn’t always work for them. Teachers may not know what grade they will be teaching the following year, or what unique needs or challenges their students may have,” said Tess DeGeest, executive director of AHEF. The new mini-grant process is designed to address these needs.

“Fortunately, donations to AHEF have been growing. It is because of our donors, that we can sustain this new round of grants,” said DeGeest, “The gratitude goes to the donors.”

AHEF aims to award ten grants for a total of $5,000 this Fall. Grant awards will be made in mid-October with funds available by the end of the month.  These grants will complement the annual grants already awarded for this school year.

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

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