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 needed to change the way her class worked when she began teaching a multi-grade high school chemistry class. Through her NEA Foundation Student Achievement grant, she obtained a classroom set of “clickers,” a system of handheld devices

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

NEA Member Funding Opportunity with DonorsChoose

Testing the waters...


We splash in it, swim in it, fish from it, but are our waterways really safe? With the help of water testing kits from DonorsChoose.org, 60 seventh and eighth grade science students set out to answer this question. They

Grantee Discussion: How did you continue group professional development after your funded year?

Group Learning & Leadership Grants have allowed many of you and your colleagues to explore education theory and practice at a depth that may not have been possible without the support of outside funding. How were you able to continue this type of

Grantee Discussion: Did you continue your grant project after the funded year?

After you completed your Student Achievement or Learning & Leadership Grant project, were you able to successfully continue the work beyond the funded year? Is so, why were you able to continue? To what would you attribute your success? If not, what

Grantee Discussion: Where do you look for outside funding?

Now more than ever, savvy teachers and education-support professionals are looking beyond their districts to fund innovative projects.

As an NEA Foundation grant recipient, you understand the importance of securing outside resources to fund your

A New Year and New Grant Deadlines

One of our New Year’s resolutions was to find ways to fund more educators’ projects. Our new, $2,000 student achievement grants will help more teachers reach students with engaging classroom projects that will inspire learning.


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