What is The Abington Education Foundation?
Abington Education Foundation (AEF) is a volunteer non-profit 501(3)(c) organization that helps enhance, support, and enrich public education in Abington. We seek to promote innovative and productive programs that will challenge and enrich the students and teachers in our community. To make this all possible, we raise money for teacher grants.
What does AEF support?
Abington Education Foundation encourages applications that impact the classroom experience by bringing programs or innovative ideas to our students. AEF will not fund projects and/or materials that are usually funded by the School Department or PTO such as field trip busing. AEF may supplement funding that exceeds the funding of the PTO to provide our students with the best experiences and materials possible.
How much funding is available?
The number of grants and dollar amount for each grant is determined by the AEF Board and Committee Members, which is based off the success of fundraising efforts each year. (This is where the community support is vital!)
How do teachers apply for a grant?
At the start of the application process, the forms will be distributed to each school. AEF usually sends the forms out in the early with a closing deadline of June 1. At the September meeting, the board will review all grants and notify teachers of accepted grant proposals.
How can community members become involved with AEF?
The Abington Education Foundation meets the second Wednesday of the month (September -June). You can look for our meeting times on our Facebook page (Abington Education Foundation-AEF). If you are unable to attend a meeting, there are plenty of upcoming fundraising events to attend, which support our schools and grant funding. In addition to attending fundraising events, AEF is always in need of sponsors and/or donations to help with the fundraising events. Please reach out to AEF at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details on how you can assist the organization.
Sampling of the 2017-2018 Funded Grants:
- Arts Power
- Enrichment Buckets
- Time for Kids
- Wordwright Challenge 2017
- Social Emotional Learning Vocabulary Project
- Greenwave Gazette
- High Tech High Touch Science
- Top Secret Science
- Bay Colony Educators: An Overview of Child Life in Colonial America
- Hall at Patriot Place
- Museum of Science- Electromagnetism Program