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.
Announcing AEF’s 2015 Excellence Grants ProgramAEF 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.Read more.
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
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