For Grantees We Help You Make School More Creative!

Why Apply

By providing outstanding education to children of all backgrounds and income levels, Northampton public schools prepare students to become informed citizens who go on to top colleges, fulfilling careers, and rewarding lives. Excellent public schools strengthen neighborhoods, raise property values, and foster civic pride.

The actual cost of educating Northampton students greatly exceeds the funding provided by taxes, and schools are forced to work within shrinking budgets. Both in Northampton and nationally, public schools face mounting challenges.

How To Apply

The application process for each fund type may differ, but filling out the correct online form will help streamline the process.

1

Locate the appropriate form you wish to submit a funding application for. All forms are listed below.

2

Complete the online form. If you have any questions about the forms, please contact us here.

3

Application processing time may vary. Please view our deadlines for more information.

Application Forms

Small Grant Application

An online-fillable application form is available on our website.  Be sure to read the funding guidelines before filling out the application.

Endowment Fund

A proposal may be submitted by any group or individual with demonstrated support from school personnel. Grants may be 1-3 years in duration.

Disbursement / Fund Requests

NEF Non-Personnel Disbursement Form

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NEF Personnel Disbursement Form

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Northampton Public Schools Purchase Requisition Form

Click here for instructions on this form.

SOS Book Fund Request Form

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W-9 Form

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Reports / Follow-ups

Grant Photo/Video Sharing

Please share your photos and video with NEF here.

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Testimonials

The NEF Endowment provides a permanent source of educational funding to support learning and educational enrichment across our district. It is an invaluable resource for Northampton’s public schools, and I am proud to count myself among both its founders and investors.

Mayor David J. Narkewicz

NEF has contributed more than $100,000 this school year to projects happening in classrooms throughout the district. With their support, we have been able to provide students with learning experiences that enhance their understanding of the environment, the arts, and technology, and that strengthen their connections to the local community.

Dr. John Provost, Superintendent, Northampton Public Schools

The NEF Endowment is critical to the Northampton Public Schools in our efforts to bring profound innovation, enrichment, and change in our mission to educate all our students.

Gwen Agna, Principal, Jackson Street School

As a teacher and advisor to a variety of clubs, teams, and organizations, I am profoundly grateful for the role the NEF Endowment has played in offering my students ways to further improve their education beyond the walls of the classroom. From 3D modeling boot camps to media production workshops, NEF provides my students the opportunity to learn and grow in meaningful and creative ways.

Jeromie Whalen, Technology Teacher, Northampton High School

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