Welcome to the Amherst Education Foundation.

Serving the Amherst-area public schools since 1994

The 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.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday. What is it?
An unprecedented day of global giving, and a day when your gift to AEF can help us reach our end-of-year goal of raising $10,000 in order to make 4, not 3, grants next year.
Even better, Giving Tuesday begins now. If you make a donation to AEF anytime between now and midnight on December 1, we can earn cash prizes that go right back to supporting our students and teachers.
Giving is so easy. Just click on this link, and you’ll be exactly where you need to be:
Thank you!

Announcing AEF’s 2015 Excellence Grants Program

Spring SprintAEF is thrilled to announce $29,500 in funding for three grants to support Amherst-area teachers, students, and public schools. The three projects funded for the 2015-2016 school year are: Amherst Preschool Playground at Crocker Farm Elementary School ($14,950). This project addresses the need for appropriate playground equipment tailored to preschool children, in a program that serves special education and regular education students from across the Amherst public schools. The funding will enable purchase of multi-purpose “Outlast Blocks,” wheelbarrows, and storage sheds to support imaginative play and physical exercise for our youngest students.
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AEF Trivia Bee 2015 Video

AEF Trivia Bee 2015

Help Support the Amherst Education Foundation!

The mission of the Amherst Educational Foundation (AEF) is to support Amherst area public schools in providing a challenging and enriching educational experience that maximizes the learning potential of every student and prepares them to succeed in the 21st century.
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