2018 Annual Grant Award Recipients
The Naperville Education Foundation is pleased to announce that this year we awarded grants for 13 projects in the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and STEM categories. We also bestowed five WOW! Prize Awards. WOW! Prizes are given to the proposal writer for an application that really “knocked the socks off” of the respective evaluation committee!
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 892 projects. These projects represent an investment of more than $1,000,000 to enrich student-learning experiences.
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 recommendations to the Board of Trustees. 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!
Donald and Phyllis Schroeter were original supporters of NEF
Please visit www.nef203.org this fall to learn more about submitting an application. The deadline will be early, 2019. We accept grant proposals from:
- Naperville 203 Students
- Naperville 203 Parents
- Naperville 203 Teachers and Staff
- All applications must be associated with at least one D203 school.
- Teacher/student collaboration is strongly encouraged.
- Grants are not awarded for fundraising efforts or storage materials.
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. We are inspired by the potential inherent in all children to thrive and be enriched by their experiences in school