What We Do
The North Haven Education Foundation, Inc. (NHEF) provides funding to support and enhance educational initiatives in the district’s public schools and the community. Since its formation in 2004, the NHEF has helped bridge the gap between increased demands placed upon the school system and a decrease in federal and local educational funding. We do this by awarding grant money to encourage the innovation and establishment of educational projects that touch the lives of as many of our students as possible.
Through various events and private contributions, the NHEF raises funds for educational programs that cannot be paid for within the town’s limited budgets. It does so by reaching out to parents, members of the community, and local businesses to assist it in this important mission. Through our Creativity Grants Program, the Foundation funds innovative and important educational projects that impact the lives of our students. While most of the grant proposals come from local educators, community members are invited to submit grant requests as well. The Grant Committee reviews proposals on a rolling basis and awards grants based upon the criteria set forth by the Board of Directors. The NHEF hosts events such as the Adult Spelling Bee, Community Star, Trivia Night and Lights on the Green.
To become a sponsor for one of our events please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Directors
Bernard Pellegrino, Jr.
Mary Ann Cecarelli
Creativity Grant Chairman
Stearns Bryant, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools: Patrick Stirk
BOE Representative: Anita Anderson
First Selectman of North Haven: Michael Freda
NHEF in the News
North Haven Education Foundation Grants Funds for Sensory Friendly Screening of Super Mario Bros. Movie | Zip 06
Education Foundation Continues Entertainment and Investment | Zip 06
Education Foundation to host comedy benefit | Record Journal
North Haven Education Foundation's "Trivia Night" A Major Success | Patch.com
3 honored for service to North Haven with Community Star awards | New Haven Register