The Nutley Educational Foundation is a volunteer, not for profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Nutley NJ.  NEF's goal is to create exceptional learning opportunities for Nutley students by funding programs and initiatives that fall outside the school budget.  Funding comes from a variety of sources including corporate donations, matching gifts, grants, small businesses, families and individuals. 

NEF awards educational excellence opportunities each year to support projects that directly impact learning, such as a classroom-based initiative or a school-wide program. These grants range from nurturing the innovative ideas of school personnel to launching district-wide initiatives that address broader systemic needs such as STEAM education.

In recent years, NEF grants have included the first NHS Fall Play, the Robotics Club which is now part of the NHS curriculum, an outdoor classroom in Yanticaw Park for students and citizens, new percussion instruments, life skills equipment for the special needs program, a greenhouse, and the TREP$ entrepreneurship program for grades 4-8.  This years awards will be announced at the June 18th Nutley BOE meeting, 6:30pm in the John H. Walker Middle School.  All are welcome to attend the presentation.

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NEF is currently kicking off their Annual Giving Campaign for the 2018/2019 year.  There are many levels of giving and there is no amount too small.  Every dollar will help to make a difference in the lives of Nutley students. 

Annual giving levels include:

Enrich $500 +

Inspire $250 - $499

Educate $100 - $249

To make an even greater impact,  donors are invited to join the Oval Society:

Gold $5,000+

Silver $2,500+

Bronze $1,000+

All donations to NEF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Always consult your tax advisor.  Giving can be made by check (Nutley Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 735, Nutley, NJ 07110) or online (

NEF invites you to celebrate education with them on 6/21 at the Nutley Museum from 6:30-9:30.  Tickets are available at

Tickets are $25 each and include wine and food tastings and wonderful live jazz music.  This is a 21 and over event.