We are a public charity founded by educators for educators to improve public education for all students.
What we do
Since our beginning in 1969, the Foundation has served as a laboratory of learning, offering funding and other resources to public school educators, their schools, and districts to solve complex teaching and learning challenges. The NEA Foundation receives contributions from corporations, foundations, and individuals, including educators. We take seriously our commitment to the public school educators and students we serve and our stewardship of the donors who contribute to our work. We are proud that we have received Charity Navigator’s highest, 4-star rating on financial health, accountability and transparency for the past eight years, a record that puts us in the top two percent of all rated charities.
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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 are the worst at accepting praise and accolades, and I’m no better. So I will accept this award on behalf of... public educators everywhere who pour their hearts and guts and everything they have into every day for every child in every zip code around this country.”
“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.”
Breakfast in the Classroom
“A nutritious start to the day not only improves students’ concentration, alertness, comprehension and learning... it also reduces disciplinary problems, tardiness and visits to the nurse.”
Support The NEA Foundation
With a perfect rating 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.