Andover Public Schools seeks grants to promote innovation and instructional and operational improvement from private foundations, corporations and government.

Andover CoaliACE-4-colortion for Education's (ACE) mission is to partner with the Andover Public Schools to support innovative, curriculum enhancing, system-wide initiatives that will inspire our students to succeed in facing today's global challenges. ACE's privately-funded initiatives are distinct from the annual school budget and are designed to support interdisciplinary programs and innovative, student-centered experiences. ACE works closely with the school administration to identify programs and initiatives that align with ACE's mission and have the greatest impact on the number of students, disciplines and grade levels.

The Cummings' Foundation $30 Million Grant Program Cummings logoprimarily supports Massachusetts nonprofits that are based in and serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. Through this place-based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the areas where it owns commercial property. The grants fund a wide variety of local causes, including underserved populations, healthcare, social justice, and education.

Andover Public Schools is one of 150 local nonprofits that will share in $30 million through Cummings Foundation’s major annual grants program. Andover Public Schools was selected from a total of 630 applicants during a competitive review process.

Cummings Foundation has now awarded $480 million to greater Boston nonprofits. The complete list of 2023 grant winners, plus nearly 1,500 previous recipients, is available at

The Elizabeth Roos Staff Development Fund is administered by the Office of Grants and Contributions at Andover Public Schools and provided with generous support from Greg and Ellen Sebasky on behalf of their family. Funding is available for West Elementary staff to obtain professional learning experiences to impact their practice. Applications will be due each fall.