Welcome to the Educators area of Newton Schools Foundation’s web site.
NSF values you, our district’s teachers, staff and administrators. We strive to work in partnership with you to enhance our children’s education.
Grant applications for SUMMER/FALL 2023 will be open from March 13 through April 14, 2023. Decisions will be communicated by Friday, May 26, 2023.
Applications are reviewed by the NSF Grants Committee and moved to a full board vote for approval.
See below for more details on how to apply for a grant.
We look forward to receiving your application!
NSF FUNDING CRITERIA
NSF is open to, and interested in, considering any creative project that falls within the mission of NSF and contributes substantially to the Newton Public Schools. NSF will consider grants for:
• New Approaches in the Classroom
NSF makes grants to teachers that allow them to try new approaches in the classroom. This helps keep curriculum engaging and dynamic and encourages teachers to incubate ideas and collaborate as they cultivate their educational practices.
• Professional Development for Teachers
NSF invests in the professional growth of Newton educators so that they can expand their practice and supplement the opportunities that the district provides.
• Programs that Promote Equity for all Students
NSF helps students to achieve their full potential by funding programs that promote equity associated with race, income and social identity.
Newton Schools Foundation provides a supporting grant to the Newton Public Schools in one annual lump sum. NPS Grants Administration, in conjunction with the NSF Grants Committee and Board, then allocates project funds based upon a proposal process. The proposal process is guided by two main principles:
- Project alignment with NPS district wide goals and objectives
- Project fit within NSF’s mission and goals (see above)
Please note – projects requesting funding for administrative work, equipment or new staff positions generally do not meet the NSF funding priorities.