TEF Success Stories

The money for Technology Education Foundation (TEF) grants comes from the sponsors and participants in the Berbee Derby. 100% of the proceeds from the race benefit TEF Annual Grant recipients. Here are just a few of our latest success stories we wanted to share.


DANEnet, working in partnership with nonprofit organizations and other groups to provide technology education, provides many valuable programs throughout the area. One such program is a TEF-funded DANEnet digital literacy class series called Everyone On Madison.

DANEnet digital literacy class in Hmong at the Bayview Community Center, as...Read more


TEF funding has supported important community outreach taking place via the ROSE (Resources and Opportunities in Science Education) Project, which is a program of Edgewood College’s Science Outreach Office.

This program provides parents and children from under-represented backgrounds with resources and opportunities in science. The goals of the...Read more

Falk School, Madison

Falk Elementary School was the recipient of a TEF grant – and it went straight to work to improve the quality of learning for the school’s students. The grant importantly made a direct impact by reducing the digital divide that contributes to the achievement gap found in the Madison School...Read more

Madison Children's Museum, Downtown Madison

Madison Children’s Museum (MCM) is a proud recipient of support from the Technology Education Foundation (TEF). The gifts from TEF help to ensure that the museum is an engaging alternative learning space for STEAM ( Science & Technology, interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements...Read more

YWCA, Madison

TEF funding supports the YWCA, and the YWeb Career Academy (YWebCA). YWebCA targets young women and young people of color who are underrepresented in technology careers. The goal of YWebCA is to prepare students for – and increase the opportunities to obtain - family-sustaining jobs, while meeting a gap...Read more