Adult Education Funding Available


May 18, 2015

Washington Apple Education Foundation

Contact:  Jennifer Witherbee,

(509) 663-7713 or



Adult Education Grant Funding Available from Tree Fruit Industry


Wenatchee, Wash… The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) Farmworker Education Grant Application is now available at the Foundation’s web site, under the “Grants” heading.  Organizations, including community groups, religious institutions and public & private schools, assisting farmworkers/ag workers and their families attain scholastic success through access to adult education programs are eligible to apply.  Completed applications must be returned to the Washington Apple Education Foundation no later than June 1, 2015.

Funding priorities of the WAEF Farmworker Education Grant Program changed last year to place greater emphasis on adult education.  Grants awarded in 2015 will follow a similar path with funds awarded to organizations providing educational programs to adult learners in geographic areas where the tree fruit industry has a heavy preference.  Applicants should be providing programs for adult learners in the following areas: English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education/Life Skill Development/Parent Empowerment, and Citizenship Preparation.  Details are available on the Grant Guidelines document located on the WAEF website,

WAEF partners with others in the community to provide funding for the Farmworker Education Program grants.  Contributions from corporate donors Costco Wholesale, Chelan Fresh, Jim Matson Memorial Fund, Oneonta Trading Corporation, U.S. Bancorp Foundation and Wells Fargo help make these grants possible.

            The Washington Apple Education Foundation is the charity of Washington’s tree fruit industry.  The Foundation was organized in 1994 to coordinate charitable activities reflecting tree fruit industry member values.  Its mission is to impact lives through access to educational opportunities.

            For more information, please contact the Foundation office at (509) 663-7713 or visit