Founded in 2004, the Easton Learning Foundation (ELF) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching Easton’s commitment to quality education. To that end, the Foundation strives to secure financial and human resources for innovative educational projects and programs by:

  • Building community-wide support for the benefit of our schools

  • Partnering with the district to help achieve its vision

  • Funding educational initiatives and programs that fall outside the school budget

We want children to learn from teachers who are excited, engaged and reflective. Our grants program enables Easton and Region 9 (Joel Barlow High School) teachers to search for effective, creative strategies to ensure that every child receives an exceptional education. To help teachers improve upon the quality of instruction, our grants will:

  • Empower teachers to critique instructional practices and seek solutions through innovation, research, study, professional growth, and supporting materials

  • Support teachers who show enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity about education and subject matter, and who think deeply about the needs of every student

  • Seed new ideas and approaches to teaching that demonstrate potential widespread application across the school system

  • Encourage applications not only from teachers but also administrators, teacher-student teams and local organizations or individuals who wish to partner with our schools to provide innovative and unique educational opportunities that keep Easton schools at the forefront of K-12 education


Educational communities we serve

Samuel Staples Elementary School

Hellen Keller

Middle School

Joel Barlow

High School

About ELF