The Washington Apple Education Foundation is accepting grant applications through March 15.
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.