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

“Your Voice Matters. What’s Your Story?”

Funded by a large grant from the NEF, ‘Your Voice Matters. What’s Your Story?’ is a multifaceted project that creates a platform for the Needham High School community to share their stories and connect with one another, while also creating spaces for students to think...

Get to Know the NEF!

What does the NEF do? What kind of grants does the NEF fund? What is the best way to support the NEF? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the flyer below. Get to Know the NEF flyer

Sensory Pathways at Eliot and Mitchell

This past year, the NEF funded Sensory Pathways to be installed at Eliot and Mitchell over the summer. The Sensory Pathways are for students to use when they need a movement or therapeutic break. The Eliot and Mitchell grants were funded through NEF’s “Express Grants”...