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

NEF Trivia Bee

While the virtual Trivia Bee with celebrity host Mike “Sarge” Riley is SOLD OUT, you can still support the NEF by purchasing tickets for our raffle. Sales end at 3pm on March 11th! Thanks to all of the local businesses who donated to the raffle!

NEF Awards Nearly $300,000

This grant, the NEF’s largest ever, will support the expansion of in-person learning time for our youngest learners in grades K-2. Thanks to the generosity of NEF donors, students will have the opportunity to establish deeper relationships with their teachers and classmates, further develop their skills, and increase confidence in their learning.




News from the NEF

NEF Awards Nearly $300,000 to Needham Public Schools

At the Needham School Committee meeting on February 23, 2021, Superintendent Daniel E. Gutekanst recognized the Needham Education Foundation (NEF) for its $296,624 grant to Needham Public Schools (NPS). The funding will support the district’s new initiative to expand...

NEF Funds Eight Winter Grants Totaling $45,524

The Needham Education Foundation (NEF) announced the recipients of eight grants totaling $45,524 in the winter grants cycle at the Needham School Committee meeting tonight. The grants included two large grants, one express grant, three small grants, and two...

NEF Funds Four Fall Grants Totaling $15,980

At the Needham School Committee meeting last night, the Needham Education Foundation (NEF) announced the recipients of four grants totaling $15,980 in the fall grant cycle. Awarded grants include: A field camcorder will be used in the Television Communications courses...