Together we are stronger.

The NEA Foundation’s work would not be possible without the generous support of philanthropically-minded individuals and organizations. Through your gift, you can make a difference for educators and students across the country in several areas.



Ways to Give:

There are a variety of ways that you can make a gift to support the work of the NEA Foundation.


Simply select the "monthly recurring gift" option on the online giving form. Recurring gifts may be made for a specific period of time, or ongoing until you inform us otherwise. Make a monthly recurring gift.

Prefer to send a check? Mail your contribution to: 


The NEA Foundation

1201 Sixteenth Street NW, Suite 416

Washington, DC 20036

Double your impact! Many employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Check with your human resources or community relations department to see if your company matches gifts, then complete the required form and send it to the address below. We will do the rest!


The NEA Foundation

1201 Sixteenth Street NW, Suite 416

Washington, DC 20036

Celebrate a special occasion or remember a loved one with a tribute gift to the NEA Foundation. The NEA Foundation will notify the individual honored or the family of the person memorialized of every tribute contribution received. Make a tribute gift.

If you use a Donor Advised Fund to make your philanthropic gifts, please consider recommending a gift distribution to the NEA Foundation.

Select NEA Foundation as your AmazonSmile charitable organization and when you purchase items on AmazonSmile, a percentage of the profits are donated to support our programs. To start, just log into your Amazon account. 


The NEA Foundation

Each year, the Gala brings together hundreds of individuals who care about public education for the Salute to Excellence in Education Gala to celebrate the men and women who work in America’s public schools. 


To attend the Gala, pleaseregister online. If you cannot attend, but would still like to make a contribution to this event, please donate.


Sponsorships are available! The NEA Foundation offers excellent visibility and recognition for Gala sponsorship. To learn more about Gala sponsorship opportunities or if you have any questions, please contact Meg Porta, Senior Vice President of Partnerships, at or call (202) 822-7840. 

Together we can do more.

Whether it's providing educators with funding, best-practices, support, or accolades, everything we do is designed to help students achieve more.


Watch grantee Stefanie Root's unique solution to remedial math.


Grants to Educators

Give educators the tools they need to turn their ideas into far-reaching results for their students through the Student Achievement and Learning & Leadership Grants.

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Watch educator Debra McDonald explain the importance of the awards.


Awards for Teaching Excellence

Celebrate exceptional public school educators by supporting the Awards for Teaching Excellence and Salute to Excellence in Education Gala.

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Watch educators cultivate global competence in and outside the classroom.


Global Learning Fellowship

Make a world of difference by supporting the Global Learning Fellowship program, a year-long, supported learning experience designed to build global competency skills for educators and, ultimately, students.

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Watch students in Milwaukee develop their skills in STEM.



Support student success in STEM fields by helping public school educators prepare their students for college, work, and life.  

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So that donors may be assured their gifts are being stewarded well and put to good use, the NEA Foundation has made a commitment to be highly transparent. You may find our current audited financial statements and IRS form 990, as well as information about our Board of Directors through the links on this page.


We are proud that we have earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, and we are pleased to participate in the Guidestar Exchange program.








The NEA Foundation values each of our donors and takes their privacy very seriously. To that end, we maintain the highest level of confidentiality concerning our donors' contact and financial information. All donor transactions with the Foundation are covered by this policy. Online donor transactions are conducted over secure portals, and access to this data is password-protected and limited to authorized Foundation employees.


What we collect: 


The Foundation collects the following personal information from our donors: donor name, acknowledgement name, amount donated, address, telephone number, and email address.


How we use donor information:


Donor information is used for internal purposes only. The Foundation does not sell, lease, or share donor information. Donor information will only be used by the Foundation's staff to:


  • Distribute receipts for donations
  • Thank donors for their contribution
  • Inform donors about current and upcoming activities of the Foundation, including additional opportunities to support the Foundation
  • Track and analyze donor data
  • Comply with current rules and regulations governing 501(c)(3) financial reporting
  • Comply with any reporting requirements related to specific grants or contributions


The Donor Bill of Rights:


  • To be informed of the NEA Foundation's mission, of the way the Foundation intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the NEA Foundation's Board of Directors and to expect the Board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the NEA Foundation's most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used by the NEA Foundation for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition of all contributions to the NEA Foundation.
  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.


Adapted from "The Donor Bill of Rights" created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).














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