2017 Public School Grant

The Ellen R. Hathaway Elementary School, New Bedford, is the first recipient of the NBEF Public School Grant. The students will create a cumulative text that focuses on the cultural diversity of their student body. Each grade will be assigned a specific chapter. In addition, all students in grades 3-5 will create a monthly school-wide […] Read more »

2017 Educator Mini Grant

Eileen Cassidy, a Special Education Facilitator at the Campbell Elementary School, New Bedford, was awarded a grant for the implementation of her program “Cursive is Cool”. Students will learn and practice cursive writing at home and during a “Cursive is Cool” club to reinforce cursive and writing skills. Congratulations Eileen Cassidy and Campbell Elementary School! Read more »

2017 Opportunity Grant

Buzzards Bay Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has been awarded a grant for professional development opportunities for teachers, educational programs for school districts, camps for young writers during the school year and summer and courses through the University of Massachusetts. The mission of the BBWP […] Read more »


Butterflies – Gomes Elementary After-school Tutoring – Keith Middle School Connect and Project – Carney Academy Mad Science After-school Program – Brooks Elementary Boston Duck Tour Field Trip – Rodman Elementary Engineering Challenge – Gomes Elementary Sea Perch Final Project – Keith Middle School Mad Science Workshop – Rodman Elementary Classroom Based Technology – Carney […] Read more »

2016 NBEF Summer Grants

Artmobile – New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks Triple Play – Boys and Girls Club Summer Kool Days – City of New Bedford Dept. of Community Services Summer Sailing Into Knowledge – Community Boating Shakespeare 4 Kids – Culture Park Theatre Literacy/Travel – Dennison Memorial Community Center Sea Lab Scholarship Program – Sea Lab Marine Science Education […] Read more »


Mad Science Afterschool Program An afterschool program that sparks the imagination and curiosity of children by providing them with fun entertainment and educational activities that instill a clear understanding of science and how it affects the world around them. 137 students. Awarded to: Brooks Elementary School (Christina Andreade, Megan Giammalvo – teachers) Rodman Elementary School […] Read more »

2 Days & Five Weeks of March!

Chase the rainy days of March away and bring the sun into to your classroom with the help of a NBEF Mini Grant.  Two days left to apply for $500 to help you fund that new idea.  It’s easy peasy! Read more »

Mini Grants & Lunch at Normandin

On Wednesday, 30 September, members of the New Bedford Education Foundation will be at Normandin Middle School from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the teacher’s lunchroom to answer questions about the current Mini Grant opportunity. The application period for the Spring 2016 Mini Grant cycle is now open until 15 October 2015. Mini Grants […] Read more »