Friends of Learning in Killingly (FOLK) Fund

Celebrating 20 years of community-supported grant making that inspires a love of learning!

The FOLK Fund was created with gifts from members and friends of the Killingly High School Class of 1966 to promote innovative, school-based educational projects in Killingly, Connecticut public schools. This fund is awarded by an advisory committee of Class of 1966 graduates.

Areas of Interest

The FOLK Fund seeks to support Killingly educators as they innovate. Grants up to $300 will be awarded to single teacher submissions and grants of up to $600 will be available for collaborations between teachers, academic departments or schools. Priority will be given to applications that focus on student participation projects. 

  • Pilot a project in your classroom or with your school community
  • Fund field trips, visiting performers, or lecturers
  • Purchase materials to enhance your curriculum
  • Support a school club or start a new one

Check out FOLKtales (PDF, 1MB) for updates on projects carried out by past FOLK Fund awardees! 

Scope and Limitations

  • Grants are available to all Killingly Public School educators! 
  • There is no limit to the number of applications each educator or school may submit. 
  • Funds awarded must be spent by the end of the next school year.
  • The Fund will not support individual scholarships or capital expenditures.
  • Applicants must receive administrative approval for proposed projects.


January 18, 2019


Applicants may apply between November 1 and January 18 using our online application. If you wish to apply, email a request for log-in instructions to Jasmine Okutoro.

You must include a Proposal Budget Form (available HERE) with your online application. Please email us if you have any trouble opening it. 

Grant Report

If you are a Killingly teacher who received a FOLK Fund grant last year, you are required to submit a Grant Report on that project. If you apply for a new grant this year, upload your Grant Report Form to your new application where requested. If you will not apply again, please email your Grant Report Form to the Foundation by December 20. The Grant Report Form is available here: Grant Report Form

Contact: Jasmine Vasquez Okutoro

Telephone: 508-755-0980

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