School Grant Application to the J.W. and M.H. Straker Charitable Foundation

The Straker Charitable Foundation intends the Small School Grant to help with projects such as field trips, classroom libraries, educational equipment and supplies, start-up funds for learning projects, etc. For larger requests (more than $10,000.00) schools should apply during the spring or fall grant cycles.

Because educational needs change and occur throughout the year, the Foundation is opening the school grant application from April 15, 2024, until December 31, 2024. Requests will be considered on their merits, and each district may receive up to $10,000.00 in grant funding. When the funding limit is reached, schools in that district will need to defer their requests until the following year.

We require the school treasurer’s signature on all grant applications.

For questions about the grant-writing process, please feel free to contact us at 740-297-7007 or

Please note that, depending on the Foundation’s funding commitments in any year, Small School Grants and Fall Grants may not be offered.