About DCEF

Impacting Our Schools

About the DCEF

The Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation (DCEF) was incorporated in 2008 as a conduit through which our community can immediately and positively impact our schools. The Foundation provides funding for educational opportunities that would not likely receive money from the school district’s budget.

The DCEF is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization independent of municipal boards, committees and school organizations. It is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of business, community and parent volunteers. The Board cooperates with, but works independently from, the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District and its school committee.

The DCEF is able to move quickly on educational needs and respond with more flexibility to proposals that are not easily addressed by the district. The DCEF invests in our district school children what public tax dollars and declining state resources do not. To ensure the highest quality of public education, the DCEF funds innovative educational programs and opportunities that promote instructional excellence through the DCEF Grant Program.

Grant Money Awarded

Total Grants Awarded


Students Impacted

Enriching the School District

Our Mission & Focus

Our Mission

The mission of the Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation, Inc. is to promote continued educational excellence by strengthening community support and by funding programs that encourage innovation and enrichment throughout the district.

Our Focus

Disseminating grants to staff for programs that engage students in innovative learning

Creating an Endowment Fund to ensure a permanent source of supplemental funding

Enhancing and enriching our children’s education experiences beyond the classroom

Funding Academic Learning opportunities for students and staff.

The People

Our Board & Sponsors

Board of Directors

The Foundation is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors comprised of parents, business and community members. The board meets monthly. Click here to meet our Board.



Without the generosity of our supporters we could not provide the amazing opportunities we do to the school district. Click here to see our sponsors.