Janesville Education Foundation

The Janesville Education Foundation (JEF) is a charitable organization whose primary mission is to raise funds, make grants and support educational opportunities for the children who attend Janesville public schools.

Incorporated in 1983, JEF is supported by gifts from individuals and businesses. JEF makes grants to Janesville public schools primarily for proposals that show promise of enriching the classroom curriculum through innovation.

JEF has a special interest in pilot projects, model programs, and experimental efforts which actively involve students and eventually can be continued through other funding sources.

To receive funding, programs must demonstrate need and potential for effectiveness and impact.

We want every student to have the opportunity to succeed and become the best in whatever field they choose to pursue.

The JEF Fund is led by an advisory board composed of community volunteers. The advisory board leads fundraising efforts and determines the annual grant awards.

Family of Funds

  • Janesville Alumni Fund

To Donate

Donations to the JEF Fund are welcome at any time of the year. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Give Now online or mail a check to the following:

Janesville Education Foundation Fund
c/o Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin
26 S. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53548

Visit the Ways to Give section of this website for information on planning your gift.

Grants

Several times per year the advisory board awards grants to the local school district for projects and/or programs that fall outside of the confines of the District’s operating budget.

Grant application deadline: November 1  

Classroom Grant Application: PLEASE NOTE: requests for Chromebooks, Ipads, Tablets, Notebooks, Laptops, Subscriptions, or Fieldtrip Transportation will NOT be considered. 

Technology Grant Application.

Recent Grant Awards

2016 Grants totaling more than $8,000

Franklin Middle School…………………………….WIN Bins
Marshall Middle School…………………………….Keys for the Cards
Wilson Elementary School…………………………Art Room Word Wall Posters
Van Buren Elementary School……………………Flexible Seating for Personalized Learning
Van Buren Elementary School……………………Van Buren Leadership Community
Wilson Elementary School…………………………Guided Math Tookits
Jefferson Elementary School………………………STEAMing Forward with Sphero SPRKS
Van Buren Elementary School…………………….Digital Citizenship-Full STEAM Ahead
Jackson Elementary School………………………..Invent With LittleBits