WOW – So Many Firsts!

WEF is excited to share a series of FIRSTS from our 2023-24 Classroom Grant Program.

Walton Education Foundation funded 75 Classroom Grants; its largest number of Classroom Grants ever awarded.

Walton Education Foundation awarded $76,057+, the largest amount of funding to Classroom Grant projects in a school year.

Walton Education Foundation funded at least one grant to every eligible Walton County School after their grant was awarded by earning a high review score.

Our Classroom Grant Program serves Walton County classrooms each school year. State funding is matched with private dollars to support a project specific to the needs of the students in their classroom, department, or grade-level. These funds are spent and the project is implemented in the same school year offering an additional resource to engage students and promote hands-on-learning.

A special thank you to our 2023-24 Classroom Grant Program partners: Consortium of Florida Education Foundations |

The St. Joe Community Foundation, Inc. | Florida Power & Light | #thealysfoundation | Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative, Inc. | 30A 10K

Volunteer at the 30a10k Race!

Sign-up to Volunteer Here!

Walton Education Foundation is proud to be a beneficiary of the 30a10k for the third year! As beneficiary, WEF supports the race through volunteer recruitment. In just two years as beneficiary, volunteer support has generated $50,000 directly to Walton Education Foundation to impact our Classroom Grants Program and our Take Stock in Children, Walton County program.

Think 40 volunteers = $20,000 to Education in Walton County, Florida!

We hope you will support WEF as a race volunteer on Wednesday, November 22nd and Thursday, November 23rd. We are ready to support the race by recruiting 40 volunteer slots for the Thanksgiving Day race event.

PRO-TIP sign-up your volunteer spot early on Wednesday, these spots go FAST!

When you sign up, enter “WEF” + your t-shirt size. This helps race coordinators know you’re supporting Walton Education Foundation AND confirms your race tee while you volunteer!

Questions? Contact Executive Director, Lindsey Harp at


2023 Florida KidCare Partnership

Walton Education Foundation is a proud partner with Florida KidCare to help share information about affordable health and dental coverage to Walton County families.

Florida KidCare is the state of Florida’s quality, affordable health and dental insurance for
kids. Florida KidCare is made up of four unique programs—Medicaid for children, MediKids,
Florida Healthy Kids and Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Health Plan.

Who can apply for Florida KidCare?

Florida children from birth through the end of age 18 are eligible for Florida KidCare, Even
if one or both parents are working. Lawfully residing immigrant children are also eligible for
coverage, regardless of their parents’ immigration status.

It’s completely free to apply, and Florida KidCare works hard to keep coverage affordable.
Most families pay nothing at all for coverage, and many families pay as little as $15 or
$20 a month. Some families may have small co-pays for certain services. There are also
competitively priced full-pay options for those who do not qualify for subsidized coverage.
A free cost calculator is available to help Florida families interested in applying for Florida
KidCare. This tool utilizes two key pieces of information – family size and annual household
income – to estimate a family’s monthly premium payment for Florida KidCare coverage.

No Ordinary Joe Scholarship

Looking for something out of the ordinary? St. Joe Community Foundation’s “No Ordinary Joe” Scholarship is now accepting applications from Walton County Seniors. This unique scholarship recognizes EXTRAORDINARY STUDENTS with a STRONG SENSE OF LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.

Watch the video above for a little more information and note the Important Dates listed below. Visit your school’s Guidance Office to get started on your application!

Important Dates for Applicants

Florida KidCare Partnership

Walton Education Foundation is a partner with Florida KidCare, a comprehensive child-centered health and dental insurance provider offering coverage to Florida children. Through their programs Florida children from birth through age 18 are eligible for dental and/or healthcare coverage.

Florida KidCare Informational Postcard with Link to Online Application

2022 Classroom Grant Portal is OPEN!

The 2022 Classroom Grant Portal is OPEN! #WaltonCountySchoolDistrict Teachers are invited to apply now through October 7th! 

Click here to apply for a Classroom Grant!

Each year #waltonedfoundation, with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations and their School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program, partner with local community support from CHELCO, The Alys Foundation, The St. Joe Community Foundation, Inc., Florida Power & Light and 30A 10K to fund our Classroom Grant Program where immediate teacher needs in Walton County classrooms are impacted.  In 2021, our program awarded 57 Classroom Grants impacting 9,300 Walton County students and nearly 200 teachers through creative and purposeful grant requests. We can’t wait to see what our Walton County School District teachers bring to their classroom in 2022! Teachers Apply Now!

Details! Details! Details!

8th & 9th Graders – Your Scholarship Application Window is OPEN!

Click to Apply

Walton Education Foundation is the Lead Agency for Take Stock in Children, Walton County (TSIC Walton). Each year Walton Education Foundation pledges funds to purchase 2-year Florida College Scholarships for deserving Walton County School District students. The program is matched by Florida Prepaid allowing our agency to optimize the number of scholarships available to our community. Through this program students are prepared for college success as they graduate high school and prepare to enter college.

TSIC Walton has opened its 2022 Scholarship and Mentoring Program Application Window for students in 8th and 9th grades. Students and their parents must apply by September 16th.

Students and guardians can expect to report the following information when completing the TSIC application and must follow the guidelines and criteria below:

  • Attend a Walton County middle or high school
  • Be a student in the 7th, 8th, 9th grades
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Demonstrate financial need

Questions are expected. As you move through the application process, please do not hesitate to contact our program director, Amy Wells at or Phone/Text at 850-391-6904.

TSIC Student Application Link