Teachers frequently need outside funding to purchase classroom resources and to engage in meaningful professional development. The NEA Foundation has grants available to current NEA members to help with both.
NEA Foundation Student Success Grants support educators engaging students in project-based and deeper learning to support the development of skills and dispositions contributing to success and fulfillment in a changing world. The funding can be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, or technology. Learn more.
NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants support the professional development of NEA members. The Foundation encourages you to use the grants to provide support for ongoing response efforts to needs that emerged or worsened due to the pandemic, as well as for racial equity work. However, the Foundation will also consider applications that do not fall into either of these categories. Grant funds can be used for travel, room, meals, registration fees, materials, etc. for individual grants. For group grants, funds can be used for educator stipends, substitute fees, materials, travel, meals, etc. Learn more.
Both $2,000 and $5,000 grants are awarded for both Student Success and Learning & Leadership Grants. Apply by October 15, 2021, to be notified by December 15, 2021.