NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation announces 2023-24 grant winners

The NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education has announced 17 new grant winners for the 2023-24 school year.  

Now in its 30th year, the Hipp Foundation has awarded 460 grants totaling more than $2.49 million to public school employees across the state for innovative programs that benefit New Jersey’s public schoolchildren.   

The only foundation of its kind in New Jersey, the Hipp Foundation supports initiatives to promote excellence in education. Grants are awarded from $500 to $10,000, depending on the scope of the project.  

For more information and to apply for a grant, visit njea.org/hipp. The annual deadline is March 1.   

Who is Dr. Hipp? 

The grant program is named in honor of Dr. Frederick L. Hipp, a powerhouse executive director who led NJEA for 32 years and through substantial changes. Under his direction, NJEA membership ballooned from 27,000 to 110,000. Dr. Hipp passed away in 1991 at the age of 83. Two years later, NJEA honored Dr. Hipp’s legacy by naming the grant program in his honor.