5 Ways to Get Elementary Students Reading from DonorsChoose.org


September marks the start of the NEA Foundation’s matching funds given to NEA members’ requests for classroom materials on DonorsChoose.org.


Have you posted yours yet? Read our step-by-step instructions for posting. And meanwhile, find a classroom in your hometown, a subject area, or a grade level, and show your support!


Need classroom project ideas? Here are five ways to get your elementary students excited about reading.


1. Bring Stories to Life with Puppet Theater


A puppet theater

It’s Official! NEA Members Are Now Eligible for Matching Funds on DonorsChoose.org


As a NEA member, when you post your request for up to $500 for classroom materials on DonorsChoose.org, the NEA Foundation will match the donations you receive, up to $250 per request. For every dollar given, we’ll give one too!


Last year, we

Back-To-School Tips: A Funding Opportunity and 2 Special Ed Projects


Need funding for materials to transform your great ideas into classroom learning projects? Beginning Sept. 3, the NEA Foundation will match donations made to NEA members' requests for classroom materials on DonorsChoose.org. Last year, we funded

Grantee Story: “Cultural Awareness through Cooking: Understanding Ethnocentricity"


It’s 11 a.m. on a Tuesday and Sonia Diaz is standing over a hot oven at Tu Casa restaurant. An array of tortillas, cheeses, and meats lay before her, ready to become the ingredients in a stack of delicious papusas. As she delicately and

Happy Spring! Need a Grant and Ready to Apply by April 30? We Have You Covered.

(Photo courtesy of flickr user Ron Cogswell)


Spring has finally sprung, and the school year’s quickly coming to an end. Do you already have a seedling of an idea for next year’s grant project, but need funding to bring it to life?

Making Science “Click” With Students and More Projects Worth Replicating

Ever wonder what grantees accomplish with the $2,000 or $5,000 funding they receive from the NEA Foundation’s Student Achievement or Learning & Leadership grants?


Our most recent Featured Grantee, Amanda Zullo of Saranac Lake, NY, knew she

Need a Grant? $2,000 & $5,000 Grants Available

Every year, the NEA Foundation awards more than 150 grants to support public school educators’ innovative ideas. On average, each grant impacts the learning of 200 students.


Now, with two levels of grant funding, $2,000 and $5,000, we’re

Giving Thanks on DonorsChoose.org

Mrs. Johnson’s thankful 3rd-5th graders

“The technology tool that you have funded will enable students to choose a just right book, be engaged, use word work applications to further and strengthen their vocabulary and increase their

Grantee Video: Music for special education

In Florida, NEA Foundation grantee Dr. David Lazerson and his partner, Cindy Frost, are using music to improve the communication skills of K-5 students with profound special needs. See how the team used software to assist students with autism,

Enjoy Spanish Tapas in September; Support the NEA Foundation’s Grants to Educators

Do you live in the Washington D.C. Metro Area or in Baltimore? Celebrate back-to-school with Spanish tapas and sangria at La Tasca Restaurant in September, and a portion of the sales will help fund our Grants to Educators program for educators in

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