The Hardscrabble Education Fund provides grants for teachers and administrators from the North Shore public school districts of Beverly, Lynn, Marblehead, Nahant, Salem and Swampscott in the fields of English, mathematics and science.
The Fund began in 2002 with a gift from an anonymous donor who dreamed of making a difference in these six districts. The teacher-generated proposals have included a broad array of projects that encourage experiential learning, promote teacher development, enhance technology in the classroom and augment instructional materials.
Since its inception, the Hardscrabble Education Fund has awarded over $500,000 in grants to local public school classrooms.
"If the public school system were to fail in its mision, the foundation of our society would crumble. Without education, there can be no economic, no cultural, no physical, no intellectual well-being. The Hardscrabble Fund is a small step in the direction of a greater civility, an enlightened population and a stronger base of critical thinking."
- Hardscrabble Founder