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 intently prepares the feast, Ms. Linda, the restaurant’s owner, explains to a group the finer points of Salvadoran familial relationships. Later, as Sonia and her classmates gather around a table and nosh on the fruits of their labor, they’ll

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,

BOO! What keeps us up at night?


(Photo courtesy of Flickr user lobo235)

One scary thought is the fact that many students don’t have access to the resources they need to compete and thrive in a rapidly changing world. Challenged by increasing needs and shrinking budgets,

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

What iPads, turtles, and new teachers have in common

(Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region)

In South Holland, IL, Michele Liberio’s non-verbal students will use iPads to become members of a highly social technological environment as they learn how to communicate in

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