NEF takes its fiduciary responsibilities very seriously and operates on a very lean budget. As the chart below indicates, of the $208,838 in expenses incurred, 79% were spent on grants that went directly to our public schools.
NEF enjoys strong support from the Needham community, including individuals, businesses, and community organizations. Last year $115,000 was raised to support innovation and enrichment in the Needham public schools through various efforts, including our Annual Appeal, Spelling Bee, and NEF Gift for Education Cards programs. We also welcome and receive donations from foundations, estates, gifts, and corporate-matching programs.