The NEA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Education Association, is a public charity supported by contributions from educators' dues, corporate sponsors, and others. The foundation supports student success by helping public school educators work with key partners to build strong systems of shared responsibility.
As part of an effort to achieve this goal, the foundation is inviting applications for its Learning and Leadership Grants program. The program provides grants to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research; or grants to groups to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.
The grant amounts are $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. All applications for the $5,000 group grants must include partner information.
To be eligible, applicants must be a public school educator in grades pre-K–12; a public school education support professional; or a faculty or staff member at a public higher education institution. The foundation encourages education support professionals to apply. Preference will be given to members of the National Education Association.
For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, information about previous grantees, and application instructions, see the NEA Foundation website.