What We Do
FBEF seeks to plant seeds of educational excellence by supporting creative teaching efforts, innovative student development activities, and enhanced community/school partnerships. The Foundation’s sole purpose is to promote and provide educational opportunities for the Freehold Borough School District (FBSD) by raising funds to underwrite innovative programs and projects.
Teacher GrantsGrants are awarded to teachers with dynamic, engaging projects that facilitate student development, encourage excellence through creative learning and teaching, and promote school/community partnerships. Grants are awarded on a yearly basis, to both individual teachers and collaborative groups.The 2018 Grant process closed on November 17, 2017. Please check back next fall for the current RFP.
Over time, Freehold Borough Educational Foundation has broadened its capacity by providing a variety of programs throughout the school year for the students.
Music Program ExpansionNew instruments, technology, and other initiatives have enhanced music education and appreciation throughout the schools via this ongoing program.
Book BucksEach 2nd and 3rd grader receives a voucher to purchase new books for leisure reading to increase literacy skills.
4th Grade Bicycle Education ProgramStudents become more confident and safer bike riders through our Bicycle Education Program.
Rutgers Science Explorer BusScience instruction is enhanced by bringing the Rutgers Science Explorer Bus to Freehold Intermediate School so our 7th graders can discover the wonders of DNA research.
Bernice ‘Bunny’ Hammer Family History Essay Contest8th graders are incentivized to sharpen their writing skills in preparation for high school through our annual essay contest. .
Philanthropy Grant Writing Seminar8th grade students volunteer to participate in a months-long program to better understand the importance of giving back thanks to FBEF’s unique, hands-on philanthropy seminar and grant writing program.
Star & Barry Tobias Cultural Enrichment FundThis Cultural Enrichment Program brings quality performing arts programming into the schools for all of our students to enjoy, and also brings students to theaters, concerts, and other performances throughout the state.
…and More!Freehold Borough Educational Foundation has also funded several community projects for our students. Click to learn more.
Grants In Action
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