Saturday, May 24, 2008

NEA Foundation Grants Available to You

The NEA Foundation is accepting applications for $2,000 and $5,000 grants.

Click here for a brochure with more details. Help us spread the word by sending your colleagues this link or by contacting Edith Wooten to order print copies.

The NEA Foundation supports a variety of efforts by teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to improve student learning in the nation's public schools, colleges, and universities.

  • Learning & Leadership Grants: provide opportunities for teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to engage in high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in professional growth. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. The next application deadline is June 6, 2008.
  • Student Achievement Grants: provide $5,000 to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. (These grants replace the Foundation’s Innovation Grants program, which has been discontinued.) The next application deadline is June 6, 2008.

  • Announcing the Recipients of the NEA's Books Across America Library Books Awards: In collaboration with the National Education Association, The NEA Foundation will make approximately 50 awards of $1,000 each to public schools serving economically disadvantaged students to purchase books for school libraries. Update: Click here to view the recipients!
  • Closing the Achievement Gaps: Many economically disadvantaged and minority students do not have the same opportunities for academic success as their more affluent peers. With support from the NEA Foundation, partnerships led by NEA affiliates, school districts, and community organizations will take action to accelerate the achievement rate for disadvantaged and minority students, while raising achievement for all groups of students. Details. Application is by invitation only. Additional resources.

Award recipients:

Student Achievement Grant Recipients:
Student Achievement, Summer 2008 NEW!
Student Achievement, Winter 2008
Student Achievement, Fall 2007

Student Achievement, Summer 2007
Student Achievement, Winter 2007

Learning & Leadership Grant Recipients:
Learning & Leadership, Summer 2008 NEW!
Learning & Leadership, Winter 2008
Learning & Leadership, Fall 2007

Learning & Leadership, Summer 2007
Learning & Leadership, Winter 2007

Learning & Leadership, Fall 2006

Learning & Leadership, Spring 2006
Learning & Leadership, Winter 2006
Learning & Leadership, Fall 2005
Learning & Leadership, Spring 2005
Learning & Leadership, Winter 2005
Learning & Leadership, Fall 2004
Learning & Leadership, Spring 2004
Learning & Leadership, Winter 2004
Learning & Leadership, Fall 2003
Learning & Leadership, Summer 2003
Learning & Leadership, Winter 2003
Innovation Grant Recipients:
Innovation, Fall 2006
Innovation, Spring 2006

Innovation, Winter 2006
Innovation, Fall 2005
Innovation, Spring 2005
Innovation, Winter 2005
Innovation, Fall 2004
Innovation, Spring 2004
Innovation, Winter 2004
Innovation, Fall 2003
Innovation, Summer 2003
Innovation, Winter 2003

Helpful Information for Applicants:
Helpful Information for Current Grantees: