Anyone who lives or works within the Spencer-Van Etten school district is eligible to apply for a:

  • Mini-grant (under $1,000),
  • Fellowship (for special individual study under $1,000; requires three individual references in support), or
  • Special Grant (over $1,000).

Grants are awarded on a rolling basis and may be submitted at any time.

Grants are awarded to projects that help our community live, learn, renew, and sustain, by providing opportunities within the Spencer - Van Etten community for life-long learning; that encourage and enhance overall health and vitality; that increase the availability and quality of individual and group housing; or that promote economic renewal and development. Applications for grants under $500 are encouraged to allow us to offer more grants to the community.

You may download Inspire S-VE's Grant Policy, Guidelines, and Application under Attachments below. Grant applications are also available at S-VE school offices, Tioga State Bank, and Van Etten and Spencer libraries.

Once you've completed and saved your grant application document, you may email it to or mail it to: 

INSPIRE Grant Applications
PO Box 600
Spencer NY 14883