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

NEF Trivia Bee

The 2023 Trivia Bee will be held on March 9th at Needham High School. Register your team today!

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Student Ambassador Program

Needham High School Assistant Principal, Mary Kay Alessi, received funding in the Winter 2021 grant cycle to create and implement a  student Ambassador program designed to support students who are transitioning into Needham High School. Upperclass students were...

NEF Funds Six Winter Grants Totaling $32,541

At the Needham School Committee meeting last night, the Needham Education Foundation (NEF) announced the recipients of six grants totaling $32,541 in the winter grant cycle. Awarded grants include: ● Eighth grade students at Pollard Middle School will soon have the...

Navigation Games for Interdisciplinary Learning

A winter 2021 grant was awarded to Physical Education and Wellness Teacher Rob Tatro to bring orienteering to the K-5 curriculum at Sunita Williams Elementary School. Orienteering has many benefits in physical education: developing locomotor skills, physical fitness,...

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.