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.