The Archie Tonge Education Fund selects grant applications, that in its trustees’ opinion, have the highest potential to impact excellence in Christian education. The trustees are committed to supporting innovation, excellence, and leadership in schools that are a part of the Seventh-day Adventist educational system, primarily within central and northern California
Because limited foundation funding is available, the trustees are interested in extending the benefit of its grants as far as possible. Accordingly, the Archie Tonge Education Fund emphasizes support for:
- One-time projects, ongoing projects, new projects and initiatives that demonstrate realistic plans to achieve greater financial self-sufficiency.
- Grassroots efforts, where funding will increase public visibility, improve learning of individual students, facilitate overall organizational development, or add a new dimension or capability to the school.
- Collaborative efforts among schools with a similar mission and goals.
- Organizations that can demonstrate a proven ability to achieve their goals.
- New ideas, initiatives and demonstration projects that, if proven effective, may be successfully replicated or provide multiple benefits in other settings.
- STEM-related projects.
Funding is limited to organizations in the United States. The Archie Tonge Education Fund generally focuses on schools within central and northern California.
Funding Availability and Limits
The trustees award a small number of grants which vary in amount. Normally grants are awarded for one year only.
Areas Where Grants are not Normally Made
- To individuals, or for individual research projects and scholarship.
- To requests for endowment support.
- To prior grantees who have failed to provide grant reports.
- To organizations not within the Archie Tonge Education Fund’s constituency.
- To organizations for multi-year projects.