The Carle Community Fund
For schools and teachers:
Field Trip and Virtual Program Scholarships
The Carle Community Fund finances both guided tours of the Museum and virtual programs for US Title 1 public schools (all grades, all states). Eligible scholarships are awarded at random.
Application DeadlinesFall programs - October 15
Spring programs - February 15
Teacher Workshop Scholarships
The Carle Community Fund covers the cost of professional development workshops offered by The Carle, both onsite and virtual. Scholarships are awarded at random and offered on a quarterly basis. US preschool teachers and elementary teachers at Title I schools are eligible to apply for individual scholarships.
October - December workshops: October 1
January - March workshops: January 15
April - June workshops: April 1
July - September workshops: June 15
For social service organizations:
Access Pass Program
The Carle’s Access Pass Program aims to support community, collaboration, and creativity, and to give more families access to The Carle to experience art and books. To be eligible for the Access Pass Program, social service agencies must have proof of 501(c)3 status, have a mission focused on supporting families, and be located in Hampshire, Hampden, or Franklin County.
For individuals and families:
EBT Card to Culture Program
Through the Carle Community Fund, we participate in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by providing free admission for up to four people with any of these cards:
Support The Carle Community Fund
If you would like to make a donation to The Carle Community Fund, please contact Director of Development Rebecca Miller Goggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-559-6308.