We are a public charity founded by educators for educators to improve public education for all students.
Who We Are
The NEA Foundation is a national nonprofit and philanthropic organization based in Washington, DC. Founded by educators, our mission is to work in partnership with others to promote the absolute best in public education. We believe that the most innovative and effective policies and strategies emanate from educators engaged in authentic partnership with policymakers, students, parents, and others who are committed to educational equity, excellence, and opportunity. Through the transformative power of these partnerships, we believe we can improve both students' and communities' educational experiences.
Teaching in the Global Age
“As an NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow, I am privileged to increase my own global competence as well as model it for my colleagues and students. That competence begins with a willingness to explore and understand cultural and global topics.”
Supporting Innovative Ideas
“The most successful aspect of our project has been the tremendous increase in student engagement in the K-5 students. They look forward to their Makerspace challenges and really take ownership over their learning.”
“Teachers and support staff around the country make a difference each and every single day. Not only are they transforming the lives of the next generation, but they are changing the narratives of families for generations to come. ”
“One of the great things about farming is that you really do cross a number of disciplines and areas of life. So not only are you growing food... learning the science... you also have to sell the food to be able to buy seeds for next year.”
Support The NEA Foundation
With a 4-star ranking from Charity Navigator, you can be confident that we’ll use your contribution to support educators in public schools across the country as they help their students achieve. Our work creates opportunities for people and organizations from all sectors and paths to empower educators to improve student learning.