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 »

Summer Grants – 2015

Sailing into Knowledge STEM: Classroom and on-the-water sailing instruction linking math and physics to sailing skills provided by Community Boating. Explore Your Environment: Bike expeditions and local field trips. 16 hours of instruction including UMD’s SMAST program for marine science skills provided by Trips for Kids. Bay Discovery Days: An inquiry-based learning program for 275 […] Read more »

Educator Mini Grants 2014-2015

Renewable Energy and Life Cycles: This grant built on the Outdoor Classroom grant funded in the fall. Students studied biology, life cycles, through kit-based model building. World Drumming: Drums were purchased to enable hands-on learning of music principles, performance skills, collaboration, and world culture. Family Resource Library Center: This grant provided resources to purchase books […] Read more »

Opportunity Grants 2014

Engagement through Guitars: An Educator Mini-Grant application was expanded to fund the purchase of 22 guitars and warranties to support a Level 5 school that previously had no musical instruments. Young Persons Concert: This multi-faceted program allowed students to demonstrate their understanding of the concept of contrast through musical performance, photography and writing. New Bedford […] Read more »