Teachers frequently need outside funding to innovate and address equity, purchase classroom resources, and engage in meaningful professional development. The NEA Foundation has grants available to current NEA members to help.
NEA Foundation Envision Equity Grants enable educators to test creative new ideas and innovations, demonstrating exemplary teaching and learning. They also support project-based learning and help educators to advance students’ cultural understanding and appreciation, anti-racism commitments, and understanding of civic engagement and democracy. Envision Equity grants will fund projects between $1,500 and $5,000. Grants fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award. Learn more.
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 Student Success and Learning & Leadership Grants. For all three grants, apply by October 22, 2021, to be notified by December 15, 2021.