What We Do

The Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation advances educational opportunities for youth in the greater Salem City, NJ, community. We provide financial assistance and inspirational support that removes barriers and creates pathways for students to advance their education, achieve career success and become global leaders. We’re here to help Salem youth change the world.

To learn more about our programs, please see the sections below.

Dr. Forman S. Acton saw that many of Salem’s brightest students were not considering a college education because they simply didn’t have the same resources that helped him become successful. In 2009, he started trying to change that.

The foundation awards grants, by invitation only, for professional development, early childhood, pre-K-12 after-school and summer programs and college preparation. Learn more about the programs these grants support.

College savings accounts offer more than financial rewards. Learn how we can help.

We aim to collaborate with all schools, educational organizations and youth development organizations in the greater Salem community. Learn how to work with us.

We want to make sure our programs are working, which is why we are regularly researching how to make our work better. Learn more about the research we’re conducting.

Our scholars deserve to be celebrated. Learn about some of the recent events we’ve organized to show students our support.