Sponsor NEF 2023-2024


Join the fun and support our public schools by sponsoring NEF’s 2023-2024 community events!

Every year, NEF gives away over $100,000 through our four grant programs to support innovative educational programs in our schools. This past academic year:

  • Small Grants to Educators funded programs in all district schools, featuring projects in performing and visual arts, writing, science, math, engineering, and anti-racism education. Goldstein Fund for the Arts offered music workshops and a schoolwide concert at Northampton High School.
  • Endowment Fund enabled a wide range of programs, including physical education with fully accessible bicycles for disabled students at JFK and NHS, a high school program on plant science and food justice, teacher education via the Hitchcock Center on using the outdoors for elementary education, and professional development for pre-K instructors.
  • NEF Book Fund purchased books and other library materials for every school in the district.

Your help makes our FUNdraising events a success!

Our annual Spelling Bee, Trivia Bee, Plant Sale, and Grant Showcase are local institutions that bring in hundreds of attendees and attract media attention.
Sponsorships are available at many levels:

Diamond: $10,000+

  • Fund a grant that impacts the entire district*
  • Named pavilion at the NEF plant sale
  • Special newsletter highlighting sponsor sent to 2K subscribers Name and logo prominently displayed at all events
  • Sponsorship of a Spelling Bee team and the final Trivia Bee question
  • Role acknowledged at event opening welcome and in radio ads Acknowledgement with appreciative ad copy specific to your organization in publicity emails distributed to parent listservs in Northampton’s six schools
  • Name and logo featured in all press releases, publicity materials, and signage
  • Ad on back cover of Spelling Bee program
  • Noted in letter to the editor (Daily Hampshire Gazette) after the events in which we thank the community for its support
*Example of what your sponsorship could make possible. Northampton Education Foundation (NEF) is a non-profit organization; all sponsorships go to support NEF’s total mission to fund projects and programs that expand educational opportunities, foster creativity, and enhance academic experiences in Northampton’s public schools.

Sapphire: $5,000+

  • Fully fund a multi-school small grant*
  • Special newsletter highlighting sponsor sent to 2K subscribers Name and logo prominently displayed at all events Sponsorship of a Spelling Bee team and a special challenge category Trivia Bee question
  • Role acknowledged during the evening’s opening welcome and radio ads
  • Acknowledgment with appreciative ad copy specific to your organization in publicity emails distributed to parent listservs in Northampton’s six schools
  • Name and logo featured in all press releases, publicity materials, and signage
  • Full page ad in Spelling Bee program
  • Noted in letter to the editor (Daily Hampshire Gazette) after the events in which we thank the community for its support
*Example of what your sponsorship could make possible. Northampton Education Foundation (NEF) is a non-profit organization; all sponsorships go to support NEF’s total mission to fund projects and programs that expand educational opportunities, foster creativity, and enhance academic experiences in Northampton’s public schools.

Ruby: $3,000+

  • Fund a small grant for an innovative teacher project*
  • Special newsletter highlighting sponsor sent to 2K subscribers Sponsorship of a Spelling Bee team and a Trivia Bee question Acknowledgment with appreciative ad copy specific to your organization in publicity emails distributed to parent listservs in Northampton’s six schools
  • Logo featured in all press releases, posters, and flyers Half-page ad in Spelling Bee program
  • Noted in letter to the editor (Daily Hampshire Gazette) after the events in which we thank the community for its support
*Example of what your sponsorship could make possible. Northampton Education Foundation (NEF) is a non-profit organization; all sponsorships go to support NEF’s total mission to fund projects and programs that expand educational opportunities, foster creativity, and enhance academic experiences in Northampton’s public schools.

Emerald: $1,000+

  • Fund a year of library resources for one school*
  • Sponsorship of a Spelling Bee team and a Trivia Bee question Acknowledgement in publicity emails distributed to parent listservs in Northampton’s six schools
  • Logo featured in all press releases, posters, and flyers Half-page ad in Spelling Bee program
  • Noted in letter to the editor (Daily Hampshire Gazette) after the events in which we thank the community for its support
*Example of what your sponsorship could make possible. Northampton Education Foundation (NEF) is a non-profit organization; all sponsorships go to support NEF’s total mission to fund projects and programs that expand educational opportunities, foster creativity, and enhance academic experiences in Northampton’s public schools.

Amethyst: $500+

  • Fund bus rental for a field trip*
  • Sponsorship of a Spelling Bee team and a Trivia Bee question Acknowledgement in publicity emails distributed to parent listservs in Northampton’s six schools
  • Logo featured in all press releases, posters, and flyers Quarter-page ad in Spelling Bee program
  • Noted in letter to the editor (Daily Hampshire Gazette) after the events in which we thank the community for its support
*Example of what your sponsorship could make possible. Northampton Education Foundation (NEF) is a non-profit organization; all sponsorships go to support NEF’s total mission to fund projects and programs that expand educational opportunities, foster creativity, and enhance academic experiences in Northampton’s public schools.