Organizations assisting agricultural workers and their families with academic success are eligible. Activities of the WAEF Farmworker Education Program benefit entry level or lower-level supervisory employees within Washington’s tree fruit industry.
The Wenatchee, Wash.-based foundation expects to award about $35,000 in the spring, according to a news release. The form for the foundation’s community and school education grants became available Dec. 27 and can be downloaded.
Funding priorities include reduction in high school drop-out rates; higher-level education achievement rates for at-risk students; improved long-term learning outcomes through access to effective early education programs; increased economic self-sufficiency and generational upward mobility; and improved English language literacy.
Grants are sourced from donors including Chelan Fresh; Jim Matson Memorial Fund; Oneonta Trading Corp.; U.S. Bancorp Foundation; Washington Fruit & Produce Co.; and Wells Fargo Foundation.