Grants – Summer


Summer offers a critical opportunity to close the achievement gap and mitigate the learning loss associated with a lack of access to enrichment programs. With that in mind, the New Bedford Education Foundation (NBEF) is accepting proposals from nonprofit community organizations for summer programs that serve public school students from New Bedford.

NBEF helps New Bedford Public Schools’ students fulfill their potential and enrich their educational experience in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and World Languages. NBEF commits to enhancing each student’s capacity to realize success and fulfillment in the schools and in the community. NBEF supports excellence in New Bedford Public Schools’ programs by providing resources that help make academic and extra-curricular experiences exceptional and transforming.

Proposal Requirements
NBEF seeks to engage many students in innovative, interactive, inter-disciplinary learning programs that provide experiential learning opportunities to New Bedford public schools’ students during the summer of 2017. Eligible applicants must demonstrate the degree to which their programs provide learning opportunities, engage city students meaningfully, and track progress toward their goals. Programs representing collaborations between multiple organizations are strongly encouraged. Previously funded applicants are welcome to apply, especially if proposals represent a scaling-up of programs or reach.

To apply, please complete the application on-line. You will also need to provide a copy of the letter of determination from the Internal Revenue Service confirming the 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status of your organization.

Upon completion of your program an End of Initiative Report must be completed and filed on-line. The deadline is September 30,, 2017. Compliance is necessary to create future funding eligibility.

Proposal Deadline
Applications must be filed on-line by midnight on April 3, 2017.
Please contact: with questions.

Online Application Form (HERE)
Online Form – End of Initiative Report (HERE)