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Valleyfest Children’s Foundation Grant Program

Each year, the Valleyfest Children’s Foundation provides small grants to enrich the lives of students interested in pursuing an activity in arts, culture, science or math.  The grants are intended to support student success with financial support to do something their family might not otherwise be able to afford, such as:

  • Tools for learning such as calculators, art supplies, and craft supplies
  • Fees for summer school or camps including: POP Warner, EVHS summer camp, Art camp, John Hopkins Summer program, Gymnastic lessons/camp, and Horsemanship lessons.
  • Tuition for music, art, dancing, or drama lessons
  • Tools for job preparation or job-related needs
  • Equipment for sports, music, or other activities

Our aim is to give elementary, middle, and high school students the chance to participate in activities not typically funded by other organizations. Proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast and Classic Car Show held annually during Valleyfest in September fund this program, as well as a grant from Umpqua Bank.

Application Process

  • Grant applications may only be submitted by the student’s school counselor
  • Grant applications are due the 1st day of the month (September-June).
  • Applications will be reviewed by the 10th day of the month
  • Grant funds are awarded in the student’s name directly to the provider (not the student or parent)
  • Grant funding for multiple grant applications received for the same camp/program is limited to 3 per year.
  • Submit one hard copy to Marcia Asmussen at [email protected].


  • Grants are awarded for activities that enrich our community and align with the Valleyfest mission: The Valleyfest mission is to showcase the talent that enriches our community.  To give exposure to the visual and performing arts, education, science, and recreation to those children and families who might otherwise not have the means to experience them.
  • Grants are awarded for up to $200 per student per year (with a $600 lifetime limit)
  • Students must be eligible for free or reduced–priced meals under the National School lunch/breakfast program
  • Students must be in grades K-12 and attend a school in Central Valley, East Valley, West Valley, or Freeman School Districts