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

Educator Workshop at Heart Mountain in Wyoming

This summer, Needham High School Social Studies teacher, Laura Magno, attended the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH): Heart Mountain Educator Workshop in Wyoming. More than 14,000 Japanese Americans were confined at Heart Mountain during World War II. The...

NEF Funds Three Spring Grants Totaling $18,434

At the Needham School Committee meeting last night, the Needham Education Foundation (NEF) announced the recipients of three grants totaling $18,434 in the spring grant cycle.  Awarded grants include: Students in grades 3-5 at all five elementary schools and grade 6...

2022 Trivia Bee

Congratulations to the Banking on Easy Questions team from Direct Federal Credit Union for taking first place in the NEF's 2022 Trivia Bee! On Thursday, March 10th, the NEF held its 31st annual Bee, the second year featuring trivia, with 50 teams and nearly 300...

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.