Educational opportunities for New Bedford public schools’ students

Our Mission

To promote New Bedford Public School excellence through the awarding of privately-funded grants aimed at (a) providing transformative educational opportunities for students in New Bedford Public Schools, (b) supporting professional development for members of the faculty and staff at New Bedford Public Schools, and/or (c) strengthening the partnership between New Bedford Public Schools and members of the community they serve.

Our Vision

We envision New Bedford Public Schools as places where students are challenged and engaged in both inquiry–based and project–based learning, where students have access to state-of-the-art educational resources, where innovation is the rule…rather than the exception, and where students grow to become eager lifelong learners, not only proficient in present-day technological and analytical skills, but motivated to make a positive impact on the world in which they live.

Grant Award

Ellen R. Hathaway Elementary School has received a $14,951 grant from the New Bedford Education...


Grant Award

Eileen Cassidy, a Special Education Facilitator at the Campbell Elementary School, New Bedford...


Grant Award

Buzzards Bay Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project at the University of...


Grant Award

Butterflies – Gomes Elementary After-school Tutoring – Keith Middle School Connect and Project...


Devalles Elementary

Students at Devalles Elementart get quite the surprise... see video

About NBEF

The New Bedford Education Foundation (NBEF) is a fund of the Community Foundation and supports educational opportunities for New Bedford Public Schools’ students beyond what is funded through the school budget.

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