The Beverly Education Foundation, Inc. is one of 150 local nonprofits that will share in $30 million through Cummings Foundation’s major annual grants program. The Beverly, MA based organization was selected from a total of 630 applicants during a competitive review process. It will receive $300,000.00 over 10 years.

The Beverly Education Foundation embarked on its mission of enriching and enhancing public education in Beverly, Massachusetts 25 years ago.  As an independent non-profit, the Foundation’s programs highlight a private commitment to innovation in public education.  We fund innovative initiatives in teaching and learning, support major grants that impact a significant number of students while tied to systemwide goals, and help ensure equal access to educational opportunities.

Anna Green, Vice-President of the Beverly Education Foundation, stated “The Cummings Foundation Grant monies will bolster teacher support, build greater connections between teacher, student and parents and provide innovative programs to prepare Beverly students for their futures.”

The funds received will be used for professional development to promote social and emotional awareness, wisdom, growth and leadership for teachers.  Focus shall also be on increasing educational and societal engagement of parents and families, promoting student health and wellness.  The Beverly Education Foundation will continue to support students who fall into the digital divide for the 1 to 1 Learning Initiative and increase the use of technology to support the robotics and engineering curriculum, and to provide mentoring and career pathways for our students.

Douglas Walker, President of the Beverly Education, said  “ We are extremely thankful to the Cummings Foundation for their support of our mission.  Their funding means greater learning opportunities for both students and teachers.”

Featured in the photos are the Foundation Board members and Beverly Public School students celebrating the great news at Beverly Middle School.