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




News from the NEF

NEF Funds Six Spring Grants Totaling $41,407

At the Needham School Committee meeting on May 21st, the Needham Education Foundation (NEF) announced the recipients of six grants totaling $41,407 in its spring grant cycle. Awarded grants include: YA Literature: Diverse VoicesClass sets of contemporary young adult...

Cuerd@s Workshop at NHS Connections

With funding from a Fall 2023 grant, a workshop was held in February for students in the Connections program at Needham High School with Cuerd@s, an organization that provides embroidered clothing to support mental health. For the creator, the act of embroidery is...

2024 Trivia Bee

The Rotary Bees took first place in the NEF’s 2024 Trivia Bee On Thursday, March 14th, the NEF held its 33nd annual Bee, the fourth year featuring trivia, with 49 teams and over 350 participants and attendees. Teams included students and teachers from each of...

2024 - 2025 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 18th, the Winter Grants deadline is Jan 17th, and the Spring Grants deadline is Apr 11th.

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