Each year AEF awards Innovations in Education grants, Development and Expansion grants, and Continuing Scholar Awards. Every 3-5 years, AEF also awards a District Investment Grant: a multi-year, district-wide grant to support the Arlington Public Schools in a larger educational endeavor.
In some years, AEF has run a targeted fundraising campaign above and beyond its annual fundraising goals. For example, in 2011 AEF sponsored the Bridge the Gap Campaign which raised over $600,000 to save teaching positions and programs in the face of drastic town budget cuts. Similarly, between 2012 and 2015, AEF raised $190,000 for a Technology Initiative in order to accelerate the use of technology at Ottoson Middle School and Arlington High School.
With ongoing community support, Arlington Education Foundation will continue to grow and thrive so that our public school teachers and students can do the same.
Mission: The Arlington Education Foundation works to support and advance public education in Arlington, Massachusetts. We fund system-wide initiatives and creative new projects to enhance the educational experiences of Arlington’s teachers and students. AEF awards grants at all levels of Arlington Public Schools – Menotomy Preschool, all seven elementary Schools, the Gibbs School, Ottoson Middle School and Arlington High School.
Address: P.O. Box 80, Arlington MA, 02476