THANK YOU all for supporting the 12th Annual Community Spelling Bee. Your time, talent, and treasure raised more than $7,000 to support innovative mini-grant projects.


We’ve moved! We are now located at the Mohawk Trail Regional High School. We extend a special thank you to all those who assisted with the move and welcomed us to our new office.

The Mary Lyon Foundation is inspired by and takes its name from western Massachusetts native, Mary Lyon—a 19th century pioneer in women’s education and advocate for opportunity and quality education for all.

It is with great pride that the organization recently celebrated its 25th year of providing educational programs, events, and services to the hilltown communities. We will continue to identify the needs of our schools, and actively find ways to create and fund programs to assist in those needs.

The Mary Lyon Foundation Inc. was established in 1990 and incorporated on March 8, 1991. It is a community based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supporting all aspects of quality education in the towns of Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne.

Please consider including the Mary Lyon Foundation in your estate plans. Contact us here.