Welcome to the Amherst Education Foundation.

Serving the Amherst-area public schools since 1994

The Amherst Education Foundation, Inc. is an independent, non-profit education fund committed to stimulating excellence, promoting equity, enhancing diversity 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 to a thriving town.

AEF Trivia Bee 2014

Thanks to all the runners, walkers and spectators who came out for today's Spring Sprint! We had a great turnout and perfect weather. Thanks again to our sponsors and to the many businesses who donated gift certificates. And, of course, thanks to the amazing volunteers who made it all happen!

Let's give a big THANK YOU to the awesome sponsors of the AEF Spring Sprint!

1. Alden Credit Union
2. Amherst BID
3. Amherst Dental
4. Amherst Chamber of Commerce
5. Amherst Office Park
6. Kirsch Leuchs Consulting
7. Peoples Bank
8. Road ID
9. StakeHolders Capital
10. UMass-Amherst
11. Florence Savings Bank
12. Daily Hampshire Gazette

January 6, 2014

Announcing AEF’s 2014 Excellence Grants Program

Spring SprintThe Amherst Education Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the Request for Proposals for AEF’s 2014 Excellence Grants Program. Teams of teachers, schools, administrators and organizations affiliated with the Amherst Regional Public Schools are welcome to submit applications for activities that support AEF’s funding criteria, and align with District and School Improvement Plans.

AEF will fund 2 – 4 grants between $5,000 - $25,000 each, for the project period July 2014 - June 2015. Proposals are due by 5:00PM February 3, 2014.

Potential applicants are invited to attend one of two information sessions about the grant program on Tuesday, January 14th and Wednesday, January 22nd (both sessions will be at 3:45pm in the Superintendent's Conference Room in the Middle School).

>> Click here for more information and application materials.

Spring Sprint
AEF is proud to announce our 2013 Excellence Grants, which were presented at our fantastic grants event at the Nacul Center on April 3rd. Congratulations to all the recipients for their terrific proposals! Our schools, our kids and our community will be better for your efforts!

SpotlightAEF's Winter Newsletter is now available. Check it out for news about our funding initiatives, outreach activities and excellence in our schools.

Past issues:
Fall 2012
Spring 2012
Winter 2011
Fall 2011

Photos from the 2012 Trivia Bee

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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