Supporting Albany Schools Since 1995!
The Albany Education Foundation (AEF) is an independent community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining the quality of Albany’s schools and making them even stronger. Our purpose is to provide additional resources for programs in Albany public schools. AEF funds grants for individual classroom teachers, specialists, whole schools, and district-wide programs.
Albany Education Foundation grants impact every student in the Albany Unified School District, and support every curriculum area from fine arts to physics.
AEF funds grants to Albany educators that enhance learning in the following ways:
- Grants for New Teachers help with the cost of setting up a classroom
- Mini-Grants encourage innovative and creative school and classroom projects
- Field Trip Grants help teachers offset the cost of special outings
- Block Grants serve large numbers of students, or a curriculum area Pre K–12
- Special Grants provide for special opportunities that arise during the year
- Legacy Donor Grants created to reflect the wishes of legacy donors
In 2015–2016 the Albany Education Foundation has funded over $76,000 for 115 grants to Albany educators!