Our Mission

The Newton Community Educational Foundation exists to fund innovative educational programs in our schools. The Newton Community Schools provide children with an excellent education. However, it is difficult for teachers to obtain funding for classroom projects which go “beyond the basics.” The Foundation believes these extra programs inspire, motivate and challenge our children to excellence in the classroom and beyond. It is our purpose to provide these enriched learning experiences for every child in the Newton Community Schools.

Our History

The Newton Community Educational Foundation started in October of 1989 by Phillip Hintz, John McNeer, Virginia Bennett, and Emeron Dettmann.

For the past 23 years the Newton Community Education Foundation has provided funds to assist teachers with innovative and exciting ideas. Over 1.2 million dollars has been awarded over the years to Newton teachers to assist in education and classroom experiences. This is an organization that operates on the generosity of parents and businesses. If you would like more information, or to donate to the Newton Community Education Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 please visit ncef-newton.org.

What We Do

The Newton Community Educational Foundation provides grants to Newton Community School educators, scholarships for graduation Newton Senior High School Seniors, recognizes outstanding district educators with Excellence in Education awards, and much more!