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Belchertown Education Foundation!

The Belchertown Education Foundation (BEF) is an independent, volunteer, non-profit organization committed to enriching the educational opportunities of students in Belchertown public schools.

Latest News

2019-2020 BEF Student Success Grants Awarded!

Nearly $30,000 in Student Success Grants has been awarded to teachers and others in the Belchertown Public Schools. These grants will enrich the educational experience of hundreds of students in the coming year and will have lasting impact for years to come.

Twelve Student Success Grants were awarded for the 2019-2020 school year to fund a diversity of innovative and creative projects. Grant funding will establish a unique outdoor classroom shared among schools, develop exploration stations for deeper learning, create calming sensory spaces, and help jump start the use of the new STEM lab, among other exciting projects. Learn more about all 12 grants awarded for 2019-2020 >

“This year, the Belchertown Education Foundation received a total of 21 grant applications and was able to award 12 grants for projects that address an array of student needs in each of Belchertown’s five schools,” says Sarah Poissant, board member and chair of the Belchertown Education Grants Committee. She adds, “The effort put forth from teachers, therapists, counselors and other school staff to develop grant applications is inspiring and it points to their desire to support students in ways beyond what the school budget can do.”

Upcoming Events

BEF Fundraiser at Antonio’s | Monday, August 5, 2019
Belchertown, MA

Dine in, take out or just grab a slice!
A portion of the proceeds from 5 – 9 pm will be donation to the Belchertown Education Foundation. Thank you Antonio’s!

Gala Fundraiser | Saturday, October 19, 2019
Cold Spring Country Club

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