•  East Brunswick Education Foundation

    760 Route 18
    East Brunswick, NJ 08816
    (732) 254-EBEF (3233)
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    East Brunswick Education Foundation Goes the Distance to Support Teachers

    To support East Brunswick’s dedicated teachers, when schools suddenly closed due to the pandemic, the Foundation created a new grant category, Distance Learning Mini Grants for requests up to $500. During the months of April and May, the EBEF funded approximately 90 grants totaling more than $30,000.00. Teachers requested and received a range of materials that allowed them to continue to provide the same level of excellence in teaching and learning that the East Brunswick community appreciates under normal circumstances.

    Included in the mix of requests were items that allowed teachers to create “in-home” classrooms like document cameras, mobile whiteboards and headphones. Other requests included leveled books and read alouds, math manipulatives and science kits for whole class, small group and one-on-one instruction. Additionally, teachers were able to acquire a variety of online subscriptions that enabled hands-on instruction in all subject areas; such subscriptions permitted performing arts students to collaborate and present in amazingly creative ways. With grant funds, teachers went above and beyond to arrange for “care packages” to be sent directly to students’ homes. Imagine the thrill of receiving a book in your mailbox that was chosen just for you by your teacher or a sewing project to complete and then discuss online with your teacher and classmates.

    This initiative was a win all around…for the teachers, the students and their families…AND for the EBEF who was thrilled to be able to continue its mission to enhance and enrich the education for East Brunswick’s students, even during what were extraordinary times.

     
     
     

     


     


     

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    The East Brunswick Education Foundation is an independent, non-profit corporation established in 1993 by parents, citizens and members of the local business community to support programs designed to enhance and enrich the curriculum in the East Brunswick Public Schools.

     
    The EBEF develops partnerships with local businesses. Community-wide events are sponsored by the Foundation. These efforts strengthen the ties between the schools, government, businesses, civic organizations and the residents of East Brunswick. 
     
    Through its fundraising, the EBEF provides grants that enhance and enrich the curriculum in the East Brunswick Public School District. Below are some facts about the EBEF:
    • Established in 1993 by local residents and businesses. 
    • Since 1993 the EBEF has raised over $2,000,000.
    • In the EBEF's first year of operations, $1,000 in grants were distributed.
    • Approximately $1,900,000 of grants have been distributed since 1993 while building an endowment fund of over $300,000.
    • EBEF has no paid staff. Our organization is all volunteer with minimal administrative costs.
    • Our grant process features a multi-level approval process. The process includes input from school administrators and professional educators.
    • In addition to fundraising, the EBEF proactively seeks out grants and programs from major corporations and organizations to benefit East Brunswick schools. Without the EBEF, these grants and programs cannot be made directly to a public school and must be made to a 501(c)3 charity. Additionally, the EBEF helps to inform teachers of available grants as well as aiding in the complicated task of applying for corporate grants.
    • EBEF grants funds for individual educational programs in East Brunswick's Public schools ranging from $25 to thousands every year. These grants fund amazing programs that may be outside the budget cycle or shouldn't be funded by taxes.
    The EBEF's Trustees and volunteers include parents, teachers, school administrators, concerned citizens and business leaders. Together they have created an organization which has raised millions of dollars to enhance the education of our children and inspire teachers to create innovative programs at every level in our schools.



    Join Us! 

    The East Brunswick Education Foundation is always looking for new members. We welcome all parents, concerned citizens, business leaders, teachers and administrators to volunteer.

    Feel free to contact a member of the executive board or stop by a meeting. Meetings are held throughout the school year. Check out the schedule for meeting dates. All meetings take place in the Board of Education Public meeting room at 7:30 PM, 760 Route 18, East Brunswick, unless otherwise stated.