Grant Application

To apply for a grant from MEF you must be a N.J. certified teacher, administrator or support staff who is employed in the Mountainside School District, or a student, parent or member of the Mountainside Community. Please click here to download the grant application and process:
MEF Grant Application Packet – 2019-2020

Grant Renewal

To renew a grant from MEF, please click to download this renewal letter:
MEF Grant Renewal Letter – 2019-2020

2017/2018 Programs That Were Funded by Mountainside Education Foundation:

Beechwood School:

Program that provides an on-line interactive leveled book library.
K – 2nd GradeIMAX at Liberty Science CenterStudents to watch IMAX movie while attending the Liberty Science Center on their class trip.  
2nd Grade

Brain Pop
Program encourages students to ask questions and form ideas in the STEM, Social Studies, Reading/Writing, Health and Arts subjects.

Deerfield School:

Blankets for Babies
Students learned how to make quilts that were donated to Project Linus who distribute these blankets to children in area hospitals.
8th Grade

Music in the Parks Festival
The Deerfield 8th Grade Chorus, 6th and 7th Grade Chorus, Middle School Band, and Jazz Band performed in front of a panel of veteran music educators, who provided feedback which was partially funded through a MEF grant.

Deerfield School Musical
MEF is happy to provide a grant to be applied towards the production of Deerfield’s annual school musical.

Listing of all grants that MEF funded during 2017/2018:

Grant RequestAmount PaidGrades
New Playground for Beechwood$ 6,500PEAK – 2nd
RazKids$ 1,909K – 2nd
BrainPop$ 725K – 2nd
IMAX Theater$ 3752nd
Second Grade Author Visit$ 7752nd
BrainPop$ 8983rd – 5th
Author’s Day$ 3,5003rd – 6th
American Revolution Performance$ 7554th
STEAM Museum$ 1,1954th – 5th
Planetarium$ 5005th
Poetry Residency with BJ Ward$ 1,5005th
Deerfield school Musical$ 3,0005th – 8th
Art Gallery at the Heart Notes Café$ 7265th – 8th
Scavenger Hunt$ 1,0206th – 8th
Cow’s Eye Dissection$ 1,4156th
Chemistry of the Stars$ 7156th
Blankets for Babies$ 1,0008th
Broadway Workshop$ 2,5118th
Music In the Parks Trip Subsidy$ 3,0008th
Total money for Mountainside schools in 2017/2018:$32,018