Welcome to the Amherst Education Foundation.
Serving the Amherst-area public schools since 1994The Amherst Education Foundation, Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization committed to promoting students’ educational equity, supporting diversity, stimulating excellence, and mobilizing broad community support for the public schools of Amherst, Leverett, Pelham, and Shutesbury. Our supporters include businesses, parents, and other concerned citizens who share the belief that strong public schools are essential for a thriving community.
Dear Friends of AEF,
Wow, what a day Valley Gives Day was! Thanks to you and thousands of other donors, 463 nonprofit organizations earned over $2.5 million for worthy causes throughout the Pioneer Valley. Together we raised $8,200 for AEF, plus we received a $1,000 golden ticket from the Community Foundation of Western Mass. (the Valley Gives organizers)!
The money we raised during Valley Gives will directly support innovation and excellence in our Amherst, Pelham, Leverett, and Shutesbury schools. We’ll put your donation to work in the form of the Excellence Grants we make this spring.
None of this would be possible without our community of supporters (that’s you!). On behalf of the AEF board of directors, thank you for your generosity on Valley Gives Day.
The AEF Board of Directors
Announcing AEF’s 2015 Excellence Grants ProgramWe are pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals for AEF's 2015 Excellence Grants Program. Teams of teachers, schools, administrators and organizations affiliated with the Amherst Regional Public Schools are welcome to submit applications for activities consistent with AEF's mission: promoting students' educational equity, supporting diversity, stimulating excellence, and mobilizing broad community support for the the public schools of Amherst, Leverett, Pelham, and Shutesbury. AEF will fund 2-4 grants between $5,000 and $15,000 each. Applications are due February 2, 2015 and can be found online at www.amhersteducationfoundation.org/grants.
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