Grants & Scholarships

Enagement Grants

During the 2023-2024 school year, the Henderson Kentucky Education Foundation, in conjunction with the NextEra Energy Resources Company, the Henderson Breakfast Lions Club, and the Henderson Rotary Club, awarded grants ranging from $250 to $1,000 to classroom teachers for engaging learning projects for students. Twenty-seven grant applications were submitted and $15,000 was awarded between sixteen projects. The projects included funding for art supplies, science manipulatives, additional reading materials, hands-on musical supplies, microscopes for a science department, science project supplies, math manipulatives, phonics manipulatives, early literacy and numeracy programs, and parent engagement activities. The HKEF has applauded the teachers for engaging students in meaningful learning opportunities and reaching out to the Foundation for financial assistance to obtain needed materials and supplies. We’re pleased to be working together with teachers and community partners to award Engagement Grants and make a difference for students!

The Henderson Kentucky Education Foundation is very pleased to partner with NextEra Energy Resources and the Sebree Solar Project to continue our Engagement Grant Program for the 2023-2024 school year. This community partner recently donated $10,000 for the continuation and expansion of this project.  Thanks to our new community partners!

We are currently seeking donations to the Engagement Grants Program in order to fulfill more requests for next school year.  If you or your business would be interested in hearing more about this “Working Together” opportunity to enhance education in Henderson County, please contact for additional information.  We welcome all individuals, groups, and businesses to become our community partner in this endeavor.

Engagement Grant Application

Are you in need of additional funding for your classroom? Fill out the form here and we will do our best to provide funding for your innovative project.

If you are selected as a recipient of the grant, you will have a chance to speak to the Education Foundation Board after the project’s completion to share outcomes. Please be sure to collect data reports, anecdotal records, pictures, videos, and other information to help share the story of your project’s success.

Grant Application Due Date is May 29th, 2024.

Awardees will be notified by July 1st, 2024,  in time to order materials before the start of the 2024-2025 school year.

The grant’s primary objective is toward instructional activities which have a high impact related to student outcomes. This objective can be met by addressing the academic, mental, emotional and /or social, or the physical development of students.

Grant funds cannot be used for purchasing t-shirts, snacks, incentives such as prizes or certificates, or as a salary supplement. All items purchased using grant funds will become the property of the school or education entity. Any funds remaining at the grant’s end will be returned to the Education Foundation unless a proposal is submitted for continuation.

Application Form