The 2017 NEF Annual Grant Awards: a Proud Tradition Continues and Grows
The Naperville Education Foundation is pleased to announce that this year we awarded $62,741 in grants for 34 projects. Recipients of this year’s grants are giving invaluable educational experiences to Naperville 203 students and the NEF Board of Trustees recognizes them for their outstanding proposals. Together, we are providing exceptional opportunities for our children.
NEF’s Annual Grant Award program has been in existence since 1993 and has funded a total of 879 projects, some of which have become district‑wide programs. These projects represent an investment of more than $1,000,000 to enrich student-learning experiences. This year, NEF also bestowed four WOW! Prize Awards and retooled the grant categories to better mirror classroom priorities: Cultural Studies, General, Health & Physical Development, Literacy and new categories of Social Emotional Learning and STEM. Grant applications are due after the start of the new year and are reviewed within each category by a committee comprised of NEF Trustees, district staff and community volunteers. The committee makes all funding decisions.
Please join us in celebrating all of our grant recipients who are listed after each proposal name along with all of the schools that will be touched by each grant!
WOW! Prizes are the first funded grant proposals to be announced and receive this special treatment because the proposal writer and application really “knocked the socks off” of the respective evaluation committee!
Our evaluation committees and Board of Trustees can’t wait to see our 2017 grants in action!
CULTURAL STUDIES CATEGORY
HEALTH & PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING CATEGORY
How to apply for a 2018 NEF Annual Grant Award
Please visit www.nef203.org this fall to learn more about submitting an application. The deadline will be early, 2018.
We accept grant proposals from:
•Naperville 203 Students
•Naperville 203 Teachers and Staff
The Naperville Education Foundation’s (NEF) mission is to “encourage creativity, innovation and excellence in our students.” Since its founding in 1992, NEF has served as the philanthropic arm of Naperville 203. By supplementing our school community with private donations, we enhance education and programs for all students. With generous community support, NEF is able to provide financial resources that provide exceptional opportunities for our students. We are inspired by the potential inherent in all children to thrive and be enriched by their experiences in school.