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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Primary & Elementary Schools, Secondary & High Schools

Mission: The East Longmeadow Educational Endowment Fund is a non-profit private foundation whose goal is enhancing the educational opportunities offered in all East Longmeadow public schools. We raise funds over and above what is provided for through taxes.

Results: Each year ELEEF awards grants to teachers at the 5 public schools in town. Since 1996, ELEEF has granted over $350,000 to fund items not normally covered by the town's tax supported budget. If you, or someone you know, have been a student in East Longmeadow during the past 18 years, you have benefited from an ELEEF grant in some way. A complete list of grants awarded since 1995 is on our web site www.eleef.org.

Target demographics: public school children.

Direct beneficiaries per year: our 5 pubic schools with $22,000 annual in grants so far totalling $350,000.

Geographic areas served: East Longmeadow, MA

Programs: Past grants have funded an iPad learning lab, Robotics programs, new classroom books and maps, digital microscopes, an orchestra program, science, math and reading software, an engineering program, indoor and outdoor garden program, TI 83 graphing calculators and so much more.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I think that ELEEF is a great organization and I want to thank its members for their efforts. ELEEF enabled me to obtain resources for my classroom that I otherwise would not have. Thanks to ELEEF, I was able to purchase Classroom Jeopardy (the electronic version of Jeopardy), as well as computer simulation software for my Law classes and a stock market game for my Stock Market classes. For years now, I have been using these materials to enhance my students' classroom experiences. These extra materials funded by ELEEF make the course material come alive and I believe that they help increase student learning. Thanks again ELEEF!

Elizabeth132

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a member of the School Committee I see first hand how difficult it is for our administration to meet the demands of state unfunded mandates while allowing our teachers to stay creative. ELEEF has granted books for our literacy closet, microscopes, science kits, graphing calculators, and many other teaching tools. Many of our most creative and successful programs have been funded through ELEEF. Our school system, thanks to ELEEF and a dedicated music director, has a new orchestra program which was an instant success. Original funding for our robotics program along with an amazing advisor and other funding, has created an award winning program. Some of the grant requests have helped the administration determine the importance and need for technology within our schools. A wonderful example would be a request for MimioTeach, a product that makes a simple whiteboard an interactive teaching tool. After granting this technology to a group of innovative teachers the administration found additional funding to make Mimio a reality district wide.

The East Longmeadow Educational Endowment Fund has been an integral part of how we teach our children, they are invaluable!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has allowed me and countless others to put our teaching dreams into action. They have funded hundreds of projects that allow teachers to realize their vision in the classroom and change the learning experience for all the children that attend the public schools in East Longmeadow. This is the kind of grassroots, community-oriented fund that goes directly to the projects and thus directly to the students. It has been a pleasure to complete the user-friendly grant application that they have put together, and it has been such a thrill to be able to dream big and see those dreams come true!

Client Served

Rating: 4

This organization helped make a difference in the lives of the students I teach by filling in the space that a public school may not be able to fund. They allow teachers to make a difference by thinking outside the box and fund locally to the schools. They listen, are thoughtful and provide support to the local public schools.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a board member for several years. ELEEF is a great organization. We are dedicated to raising money to fund grants to the very deserving teachers in our town. The school budget only goes so far, and with the constant changes in technology and educational materials, teachers are left to either do without or pay themselves. ELEEF gives the teachers a chance to try and keep up, by funding projects through our grant process.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ELEEF is an outstanding organization that makes a huge impact in the lives of students in our schools. They support programs in all areas that give kids opportunities they would not have otherwise. This is a truly dedicated group of people who work hard to make a difference!