Grants – Overview

“He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” — Richard Henry Dana Jr

NBEF was created in 2010 with the generosity of locally-educated Dr. Irwin Jacobs and his wife, Mrs. Joan Jacobs, who together committed resources to expand learning opportunities for New Bedford Public School students.

NBEF grant funds provide financial support to Educators, the New Bedford School District and regional non-profit organizations that create exceptional and transforming educational opportunities for New Bedford Public School students.

 

Inquiries can be sent to: grants@newbedfordeducationfoudnation.org

NBEF Grants are intended to help fund proposals which show promise of meeting one or more of the following four purposes for which the NBEF Fund was established:

  • To facilitate and support improvements and initiatives in the arts at New Bedford Public Schools;
  • To facilitate and support improvements and initiatives in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at New Bedford Public Schools;
  • To facilitate and support improvements and initiatives in “world languages” at New Bedford Public Schools;
  • To support programs/purchases aimed at improving New Bedford Public Schools in terms of the quality of the educational experience provided to their students.

Note: Applicants for NBEF grants must clearly demonstrate the specific way(s) in which a proposed project or undertaking is expected to meet one or more of the four criteria identified above.

Note: No later than 30 days following the required “completion date” stated in the grant application, recipients of NBEF grants must demonstrate, in writing, the specific way(s) in which the funded project or undertaking met one or more of the four criteria identified above. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the recipient forfeiting eligibility to apply for future NBEF grants.

“New Bedford Public Schools” refers to the 20 Elementary Schools, 3 Middle Schools and 3 High Schools (including the Sea Lab marine science program) of the New Bedford Public School District, under the supervision of the Superintendent of Schools, New Bedford, Massachusetts.