The Lyme-Old Lyme Education Foundation in an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that raises and distributes funds to enhance or expand enrichment programs, support innovative teaching and learning, and build educational partnerships between students and community members.  The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  LOLEF works closely with, but is independent of, the school district.

Since its inception in 2006, LOLEF has awarded more than $160,000 in grants.   Please visit our Grants page to see what has been awarded!

LOLEF Inspiring Lifelong Learners poster


To promote and enhance public education through financial support for educational projects, enrichment programs and innovative initiatives not typically funded by Regional District 18 or other government financial support.

The LOLEF is a charitable [§501(c)(3)] organization committed to collaboratively develop and distribute financial assets through grants that foster learning, stimulate educational achievement and inspire educational innovation in academics, the arts, athletics and culture on behalf of Lyme and Old Lyme students and members of our communities.