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 $29,479

At the Needham School Committee meeting on November 15th, the Needham Education Foundation (NEF) announced the recipients of nine grants totaling $29,479 in the fall grant cycle.  Awarded grants include: Adaptive music making tools, including various sizes of...

Needham Steps Up Mentorship Training

Last year, the NEF funded professional training with Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) for Needham Steps Up (NSU) mentors at Needham High School. NSU pairs up to 20 income-eligible students with a Needham High School teacher to mentor them throughout their years in the...

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...

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.