The application deadline for our 201-2020 grant cycle has passed.

Applications for the 2020-2021 cycle will be posted in March, 2019.

We review applications May 15th of each year. Programs must benefit middle school age students, adding positively to their life experience in the areas of academics, arts, sciences, athletics, health and well-being. Organizations can apply individually or in collaboration with other groups to provide a more comprehensive program.

  • While the goal is to encourage students to gain successes and stay motivated to remain in school though a high school graduation, the more immediate goal is to offer students enriching opportunities. While funding programming has been Hestia’s emphasis, strategic initiatives are also considered.
  • We follow a guideline of funding our grant partners for no more than three consecutive years, though this does not assure consecutive funding during the three-year term as each organization’s performance is evaluated yearly. We encourage grant partners to apply for funding again after the one-year hiatus. For those who are funded by Hestia, this means three years on, one year off.