A donation is not simply a gift of charity, but an investment in the future.




The goal of the Kettering Education Foundation’s Grants Program is to provide teachers with the opportunity to put creative ideas into practice in order to enrich the standard curriculum in ways that directly affect students’ day-to-day educational experiences.


Any elementary or secondary teacher employed by a public school in the Kettering School District is eligible to submit a proposal. An individual teacher or several teachers who wish to collaborate may make a proposal.


Projects should benefit students as fully as possible and should be curriculum based. While research activities are eligible for funding, student benefit must be clearly demonstrated.


Each grant recipient will be required to submit both an Interim and a Final Report form. These forms must be submitted at specified intervals. IRS requirements mandate that receipts for all expenditures must be submitted at the conclusion of the project. All excess funds must be returned to the Kettering Education Foundation.


Grants will not exceed $1,000 for new grants and $500 for renewal grants. Projects must be completed within an academic year, but they may begin and end at any time during that year. Teachers are encouraged to coordinate their proposals with other available resources.

Apply Online

All grant applications must be submitted via the KEF on-line grant application.

KEF Grant Application Form

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

~ Benjamin Franklin


The Kettering Education Foundation supports programs that are designed to make an impact in our community. A donation is not simply a gift of charity, but an investment in the future. The generous support of individuals like you enables us to continue to support excellence in education.

The Kettering Education Foundation provides you with many ways to give, and we can help you find the approach that best meets both your financial and charitable goals.


  • 2017 Annual Report
    The Kettering Education Foundation annual report for 2017 is now available.
  • Scholarship Awards!
    On Thursday April 12, 2016, KEF, on behalf of its donors, presented scholarships to 11 outstanding Kettering Fairmont graduating seniors.