Grant Applications

Our Mission

Barrington Education Foundation champions extraordinary educational opportunities in the Barrington Public Schools.

Our Vision

BEF’s vision is a community in which every public school student receives a world-class education and is inspired, challenged and guided to reach his or her greatest potential.

2020 – 2021 GRANTS


How to Apply for a SPARQ Grant

  1. Download the application form and complete it.
  2. Email a copy to your principal for his/her signature.
  3. Email the completed application to by the first of each month.  Applications will be accepted up until May 1, 2021.

After you’ve submitted your application

  • BEF will inform you via email within 30 days if your grant has been approved

Download the SPARQ Grant Application.


How to Apply for a Traditional Grant

To complete your application

  1. Download the application documents (Grant Application & Principal’s Comment Form) to your computer and save.
  2. You can type directly into the document on your computer.
  3. Email your completed application to  by Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
  4. Email your completed application to your principal, along with a copy of the Principal’s Comment Form, also by January 20, 2021. Your principal will in turn complete and email the Comment Form to BEF by Friday, January 22, 2021.

After you’ve submitted your application

  • BEF will confirm receipt of your application by email.
  • The BEF Allocations Committee will contact you in January to schedule a brief meeting. This is your chance to help us better understand your project.

Click here to download Grant Application and Principal Comment Form