What MEF Funds

MEF is focused on providing much needed resources and tools in our schools and classrooms. ​These items range from ​books to technology to musical instruments to instructional materials for the classroom​ and more​. Teachers submit grants every fall to request items that can supplement and enhance the tools they already have. We encourage collaboration with other schools, departments and community organizations.

5 Year Funding Breakdown





Science, Art & Math






The STEAM / STEM Approach

Providing a world class educational experience for our kids means embracing technology and new forms of teaching. MEF is committed to supporting innovative approaches to learning and we’re proud to support STEAM.

STEAM is the abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. It’s an integrated approach to learning that encourages students to think more broadly about real-world problems. By engaging students around the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, STEAM aims to spark an interest and life long love of the arts and sciences in children from an early age.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math are similar disciplines in that all involve creative processes and none uses just one method for inquiry and investigation.

Teaching relevant, in demand skills that will prepare students to become innovators in an ever evolving world is critical, not only for the future of our students but for the future of our community and the world as a whole.

Our grants fund the tools & resources needed to support this innovative, forward thinking, comprehensive approach to learning.

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