Grandville Education Foundation


The Grandville Education Foundation (GEF) is a non-profit organization with a mission to enhance and enrich educational opportunities within the Grandville Public Schools through direct financial support received from the community at large.

GEF is helping to provide Aha! moments to students in Grandville Public Schools. The foundation has provided grants throughout the district totaling over a half a million dollars since 1991. We fund a variety of creative and innovative educational programs that are outside the traditional school budget.

Funding is requested in the form of a grant application during our fall and spring grant season. This funding helps teachers explore new tools, methods, and ways of interacting with students. A board of trustees and grant committee provides governance and evaluates grant proposals during each grant cycle.

GEF is working hand in hand with the district to further instill and uphold the "Pride & Excellence" motto today and for years to come.


Annual Fund Drive

November 18, 2019

Giving Tuesday

November 26, 2019

more info to come

GEF Executive Director Julie Bouma has been named.

CONGRATULATIONS to Julie Bouma who has been named the Grandville Education Foundation new Executive Director. She has worked with volunteers and has been a volunteer throughout the community for over 30 years and works as an Administrator in Assisted Living for 17 years. She is a mother of two Grandville Alumni, Allison and Anna. She likes to run and mountain bike along with traveling where she has travel to all 50 states and 12 countries. We are all excited to start the new year with her and see where she leads us!!!

ORFF Instruments Fundraiser

GEF is spearheading a fundraising campaign to purchase a complete set for each elementary school building. EVERY STUDENT who enters Grandville Public Schools during their elementary career will have the opportunity to learn and grow through these instruments. In each Elementary Music Program it is our goal to foster:

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinkers
  • Students with a lifelong appreciation, enjoyment, and participation in music.

It is our belief that establishing an ORFF program will help us achieve this. Please help us bring this ORFF program to our students, which will help to create many AHA moments!

Donations made that are equivalent or higher to an instrument will be recognized on instruments with an engraved plaque. Help sponsor an instrument today!

  • $344 Soprano Metallophone
  • $382 Soprano Xylophone
  • $545 Alto Xylophone
  • $985 Bass Xylophone A
  • $1,970 Bass Xylophone B
  • $2,006 Metallophone