What We Do
The Peabody Education Foundation provides unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students who might otherwise not enjoy such experiences due to budget constraints. Our programs are intended to benefit and guide children as they develop into successful citizens and leaders.
PEF Grants is the signature program of the Peabody Education Foundation. Our PEF Grants program sponsors the funding of additional worthwhile materials and programs proposed by the teachers and principals. Since 1985, the Peabody Education Foundation has worked endlessly to raise over $1M from within the community to bring innovative programs to our public schools! Click below to learn more!
Mental Wellness Initiative
In collaboration with North Shore Bank, the JB Thomas-Lahey Foundation, the GraVoc Charitable Foundation, and NSCAP, the Peabody Education Foundation will be providing reading materials, motivational speakers, and other resources to help our schools deal with the mental health issues that have escalated during the past two years due to COVID, as well as those issues that continue to challenge our schools every day.
Birthday Book Program
Many children from within our City come from homes where books are not readily available. The goal of the Birthday Books Program is to help children and families see books as valuable treasures and treats that can be enjoyed as presents and shared with the entire family. The Birthday Book Program hopes to foster a love of reading and books, promote family time together and help families to realize the importance of having books in the home to read again and again.
Guest Reader Program
The Guest Reader program is for students in kindergarten through grade 5. Every year, from January through late May, business leaders, city officials and local citizens spend 20 to 30 minutes per week in an elementary school classroom reading aloud to the children.
Cara E. Murtagh Memorial Scholarship
The Cara E. Murtagh Memorial Scholarship is provided by our foundation as way to honor our dear friend Cara’s memory. On a yearly basis, we will be awarding a PVMHS senior with a $2,500 scholarship to help with their college education. Click below to learn more!
George Peabody Legacy Awards
The George Peabody Legacy Award is presented by the Peabody Education Foundation to recognize and honor the educators and philanthropists from within the community who work to provide a lifetime of contributions to our educational system. It is our honor to recognize educators who have gone above and beyond to make a lasting difference in the lives of their students. Click below to learn more about our George Peabody Legacy Awards!
Peabody Education Foundation
The Peabody Education Foundation provides unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students and teachers who might otherwise not enjoy such experiences due to budget constraints.
P.O. Box 233
Peabody, MA 01960