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

2024 NEF Trivia Bee

Registration for this fun community-wide event is now open! Gather your team and join us on March 14th!

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Overcoming Barriers in Jazz: Musician Residency with Tia Fuller

This grant, along with funding from Needham High School Friends of Music, funded a two-week musician residency in which Tia Fuller— Grammy-nominated Black female jazz saxophonist, composer, Berklee professor, and featured musician in Pixar's Soul—shared her musical...

2023 Trivia Bee

Congratulations to the Silly Sunflowers team for taking first place in the NEF's 2023 Trivia Bee! On Thursday, March 9th, the NEF held its 32nd annual Bee, the third year featuring trivia, with 50 teams and over 350 participants and attendees. Teams included...

NEF Funds Seven Winter Grants Totaling $45,049

At the Needham School Committee meeting on February 28th, the Needham Education Foundation (NEF) announced the recipients of seven grants totaling $45,049 in the winter grant cycle.  Awarded grants include: An American Sign Language elective for eighth grade students...

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.

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