Our Mission

WEEFC, a subcommittee of the Weston School Committee, funds grants submitted by teachers, administrators and students for pre-K-12 enrichment programming that falls outside of the annual school budget. The board solicits tax-deductible donations from the community throughout the school year.

What’s the difference between WEEFC and the Weston Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)? 

posted 6/17/24

SAVE THE DATE for WEEFC Weekend 2024

As the academic year winds down, we want to thank all the WPS families who have supported WEEFC this year. Your contributions ensure that our students continue to benefit from innovative WEEFC-funded enrichment programming that enhances the curriculum at all five Weston schools.

Before everyone heads out for the summer, we invite you to officially save the date for WEEFC Weekend 2024! We’re excited to announce not one but TWO community celebrations this fall: a Family Movie Night at Weston Middle School on Friday, October 4, from 4:30-7:00pm and a Parent Social at Craft Food Hall in Waltham on Saturday, October 5, from 7:00-9:00pm. Please mark your calendars, click here to follow us on Instagram, and stay tuned for more details!

WEEFC

posted 6/11/24
Congratulations on another great school year, and the finish line is near. On behalf of the WEEFC board thank you for the amazing array of grants you’ve sent our way. In the last 9 months, WEEFC funded 54 grants for a total of approximately $214,000. You can view the complete list of grants funded by school below.
I’d also like to take the opportunity to relay some exciting changes to the WEEFC board. After four years at the helm, I will step down as chair at the end of this school year. I’m thrilled to announce that Taylor McIntire, mother of four WPS students and a tireless parent volunteer, will assume that role moving forward. After nearly a decade of involvement, I leave the board with nothing but pride for what we have accomplished, raising $2.2 million for Weston schools since 2014. I also leave with a great deal of confidence in what lies ahead. Under Taylor’s leadership, next year’s board will be full of fresh energy and ideas that promise to take WEEFC to new heights.
So much of WEEFC’s success relies on the caliber of grants that WPS faculty and staff bring to us. We have been fortunate to receive so many outstanding and innovative proposals from you and hope you will keep them coming! If you’ve never submitted a grant proposal before, please consider WEEFC as a future resource. You can read about how to submit a grant here, or reach out to Taylor at weefc02493@gmail.com for more details.
Thank you to all of our 2023-24 grant writers for the time and energy you put into your submissions. You really went above and beyond for our students! We are so proud of what we were able to fund this school year and look forward to continued collaboration to provide more enrichment opportunities in the years to come.
Kate Dickie
Outgoing WEEFC Chair

Ways to Give

WEEFC QR code

  • Donate via check (made payable to the “Town of Weston – WEEFC” and mailed to WEEFC,  89 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA 02493). For donor-advised funds or a corporate matching program, WEEFC’s EIN is 04-6001360.
  • Buy a Star Award for a teacher or administrator

Types of Grants

  • Grants include math, science, technology, performing/visual/creative arts, social emotional learning, and physical education
  • Grants fund programming, equipment and supplies to support innovation in the classroom
  • Project grants for larger expenditures that advance system-wide goals
  • Grants to support professional development for teachers and administrators

History of WEEFC

The Weston Education Enrichment Fund Committee (WEEFC) was established by vote of Town Meeting in 1985 as a permanent subcommittee of the Weston School Committee.  In anticipation of budget constraints following the passage of Proposition 2 1/2 in Massachusetts, Weston resident, Ed Taff, proposed a charitable foundation to receive tax-deductible contributions for the enrichment of the town’s public school programs.  Unlike many other towns with similar educational foundations, WEEFC’s status as a subcommittee of the School Committee ensures that the programs funded are compatible with the district’s curriculum and educational standards.  This oversight also ensures that only programs that cannot be funded by the district’s operating budget are approved.

WEEFC board members are appointed by the School Committee and include a sitting member of the School Committee.  WEEFC is responsible for fundraising, soliciting grant applications and the initial review of the proposals.  The Assistant Superintendent must approve all applications before recommending them to the School Committee for final approval.  Proposals are reviewed at each of the School Committee’s regular business meetings.

Weston Public Schools are indeed fortunate to have the generous support of its community.  WEEFC’s growth in both funding and participation over the years has resulted in significant enrichment throughout the district in every facet of education and at every level of teaching and learning.

Committee Members