IMPACT – What We Support

SEF is focused on identifying and funding local initiatives that will improve educational quality and student achievement. This includes grants to support teachers, Principals/APs, and district administration.

Grants are awarded to support programs that are designed and proven to:

a) improve student achievement,

b) promote effective teaching, and

c) improve systems and structures in Salem public schools.

There is a particular emphasis on supporting innovative teaching and curriculum, data­ driven initiatives, professional development, and other programs that are proven to help improve student achievement with student populations similar to Salem.

Applying for a Grant is Easy!

SEF offers Enrichment Grants up to $1000 each and Collaborative Grants up to $3000 each. These grants provide funding for innovative projects that directly involve students. The Foundation strives to support creative and imaginative approaches to teaching the curriculum that keep students energized and excited about learning.


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If you have any questions please contact us at 617-852-5658 or 617-331-6589.