The mission of the Norwell Education Foundation (NEF) is to work in partnership with our schools and the community to promote excellence in Norwell’s public education. The NEF was conceived to serve as a conduit and filter for private donations to support public school initiatives.

The Norwell Education Foundation is an independent, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, financed completely through private funds, that works in close coordination with teachers and school administrators. The NEF provides the incremental resources for programs and materials that are not covered by the Norwell School District’s operating budget.

Teachers submit requests and the Board of Directors reviews grant requests from each school to ensure that the grants meet the Norwell Education Foundation objectives.

The purpose of the Education Foundation is not to provide “bricks and mortar” type funding, such as when certain expenses or projects aren’t approved under the school budget, but rather, to inspire teachers to try new and innovative educational programs which do not fall under traditional school budget funding in the first place. These grants help teachers bring their lessons alive for students.

If you want to support excellence in Norwell’s schools, please donate online or mail your tax-deductible contributions to:

Norwell Education Foundation   P.O. Box 711   Norwell, MA 02061