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What is Ted.?

Ted. is a community foundation that raises money to award grants for innovative, teacher-initiated projects that expand learning opportunities for students in the elementary schools of Brimfield, Brookfield, Holland, Sturbridge, and Wales, as well as the Tantasqua Junior, Senior, and Vocational schools.

A donation to Ted. is a contribution to the future of your community.


Teacher Appreciation Flower Sale 

Sale ends May 5, 2023

Show your appreciation by sending a flower to a dedicated teacher or staff member. Purchase a Flower

Brunch with Ted. Sunday, May 7, 2023

A celebration of past and present grant recipients, enjoy brunch, and a chance to win a diamond!

Trot with Ted. | November 2023

Tastefully Ted. TBD, 2024

An evening of decadent desserts & appetizers, local music and good friends. 

Show Your Teacher Appreciation! — Send a flower by May 4! 


Each spring, Ted. awards grants to teachers applying from the elementary schools in Brimfield, Brookfield, Holland, Sturbridge and Wales as well as from Tantasqua Junior and Senior High Schools. These grants allow teachers to pursue exciting new programs and encourage students to excel using innovative educational approaches.


Since 2007, over $213K in grant money has been awarded, funding 74 district-wide projects.

Submission deadline:

February 28, 2018


Grant Writing Workshop:

January 12, 2018, 12:30-2:30

THS Library

Lunch provided


Grants Winners Announced:

April, 2018


Grants Awarded

May 6, 2018

Diamond Brunch



We would like to thank our sponsors for their generosity. 

Whether it's an annual donation or sponsoring a Ted. event, every sponsor is important to us.


Sponsorship Levels:

  • Warrior

  • Gold

  • Green

  • Brave

  • Patron

Honor a teacher and support Ted. with a Gift of Gratitude

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