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Connect! Grants are offered three times per school calendar year. Deadlines are the last day of each of the first 3 school quarters.
(typically late October, late January, and early April)



We are seeking applications that make a difference and serve a wide-range of students.



We are seeking applications that fulfill a crucial need in our community.

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Our mission is to work with the community to build sustainable support and enhance innovative educational opportunities for students, teachers and community members in partnership with Gardiner Public Schools.



To apply: complete application and budget templates below. Email your completed information to

2021 - 2022 Connect! Grants

Awards and Impacts

Snoopy Cooperative Preschool

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Connect! Grants making a difference!

Grant Recipient: Snoopy Preschool

Grant awarded: Snack Program

Total served by this program 45

Grant Amount Awarded: $610.00

Making snack time fun and educational!

Tell us a story about how the grant impacted the students...

One of the more satisfying interactive snack-making times was when we made homemade peanut butter, almond butter and cashew butter. We sliced apples and spread the three nut butters on the apples for snack time. Most of the students had never tried cashew butter in the past and many were hesitant to taste it. But it turned out that the cashew butter was the unanimous favorite and most of the children asked for seconds. We believe there is great power in hands-on food preparation, especially for children. They were able to see that the nut butters were made purely of the nuts themselves (and a little extra oil). Cooking and preparing food brought clarity and investment in the food that the preschoolers created.