The Needham Education Foundation raises funds and awards grants to promote innovation and excellence in education for Needham public school students.

Thank a Teacher with NEF Gratitude Cards

Gratitude Cards are a perfect way to thank a teacher this holiday season! Cards are available in local stores or animated e-cards can be purchased online through Dec 23rd.

2022 - 2023 Annual Campaign

Make your tax-deductible gift now! Thank you for investing in the future of Needham’s students and helping to make learning come alive. We appreciate your support!




News from the NEF

Technical Theater Workshops

This fall, Kristen Mazzocchi, Needham High School Theater teacher, coordinated workshops to provide the necessary training for Pollard and Needham High School students to participate as technical crew and designers in the school district's theater productions. Given...

NEF Funds Ten Fall Grants Totaling $30,142

At the Needham School Committee meeting on November 15th, the Needham Education Foundation (NEF) announced the recipients of ten grants totaling $30,142 in the fall grant cycle.  Awarded grants include: Adaptive music making tools, including various sizes of...

Needham Steps Up Mentorship Training

Last year, the NEF funded professional training with Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) for Needham Steps Up (NSU) mentors at Needham High School. NSU pairs up to 20 income-eligible students with a Needham High School teacher to mentor them throughout their years in the...

2022 - 2023 Grant Deadlines

Apply for a grant to fund an innovative or enriching project that will benefit Needham Public Schools students. The Fall Grants deadline is Oct 14th, the Winter Grants deadline is Jan 13th, and the Spring Grants deadline is Apr 6th.