We Provide
Educator Assistance


Projects supported by Mary Lyon Foundation are led by creative and resourceful educators in our area schools to support innovation and re-imagination in the classroom.

Funding from the Mary Lyon Foundation supports high school students building a 24′ wooden geodesic dome; middle school students experimenting with solar-powered pumps; a mosaic and ceramic fountain designed and made by students to welcome visitors to their elementary school; 1st graders feeding a worm composter; students in a supported learning program building a garden shed; and 3rd and 4th graders making winter forts.

We Provide
Student Assistance


Over the past 30 years, the Foundation’s reach and scope of services have grown steadily in response to the community’s ever-increasing needs.  All totaled, the Foundation has invested more than $3.2 million in our students, families, educators, and the community to alleviate hunger/food scarcity; inadequate medical, dental, and psychological services; lack of transportation; inadequate teaching resources and tools; and insufficient access to today’s technologies.

Our efforts supported by our schools and throughout our community are based on the understanding that children cannot learn if they are cold or hungry or cannot see the “blackboard.”

Watch the video below to see how we impact our nine Western Massachusetts towns.

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