The Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) is offering grants to organizations in central Washington that provide adult education assistance to families employed in the tree fruit industry, according to a news release. Organizations, including community groups, religious institutions and public and private schools, assisting farmworkers/ag workers and their families with English as a second language (ESL) and citizenship preparation are eligible to apply.
The grant application is now available at the WAEF website, www.waef.org under the “Grants” heading. Completed applications must be returned to WAEF by June 1, 2019.
Grants typically range in size from $2,000 to 5,000, with a total of $44,000 awarded last year. Organizations receiving grant support in 2018 included Chelan-Douglas Literacy Council (Wenatchee), Friends of the Ellensburg Public Library, La Casa Hogar (Yakima), Wenatchee First United Methodist Church, Hand in Hand Immigration (Wenatchee), Nuestra Casa (Sunnyside), Living Stone Church (Chelan), Bethel Church (Prosser) and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (Toppenish).
For more information, contact WAEF at 509-663-7713 or visit www.waef.org.