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

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News from the NEF

NEF Funds Nine Fall Grants Totaling $30,501

At the Needham School Committee meeting on November 21st, the Needham Education Foundation (NEF) announced the recipients of nine grants totaling $30,501 in the fall grant cycle. Awarded grants include: A songwriting residency with singer/songwriter Alistair Moock to...

NEF Funds $156,580 for Equity-Centered Professional Learning

At the Needham School Committee meeting on October 17th, the Needham Education Foundation (NEF) announced $156,580 in funding to support equity-centered professional learning during the 2023-2024 school year. This funding is part of a collaborative initiative between...

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2023 - 2024 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 13th, the Winter Grants deadline is Jan 12th, and the Spring Grants deadline is Apr 5th.