The Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) raises and grants funds for programs that enhance and enrich the educational experience of Naperville School District 203 students.
With the generous support of foundations, businesses, educational professionals and individual donors, NEF is able to provide financial resources that increase learning opportunities by supplementing school district budgets. NEF encourages creativity, innovation and excellence in our students by helping to ensure that every student in the district can take advantage of opportunities to make the most of their education.
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If you have any questions, please contact Ann at (630) 420-3086 or
NEF's Kid Booster is an emergency fund for the most dire issues that keep a child from learning effectively. 
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NEF helps fund inspirational enrichment programs or expand existing programs created by 203 teachers, parents and students. Each year, 30-50 grants are awarded in the categories of Literacy, Math/Science, Fine Arts, Health/Physical Education and Cultural Studies. 
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NEF helped create and fund Study Skills Academies in each of the Naperville School District 203 schools.The Academies give students a boost with homework, additional learning strategies and time from a skilled educator. The Study Skills Academies have been credited with helping raise standardized test scores in the District. 
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NEF provides a conduit for individuals or their families to fund and administer endowment or memorial funds from personal gifts or community contributions. These restricted funds are used to support specific grants or provide students scholarships or awards based on the wishes of the contributors. 
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How NEF Helps Students
2009-2015 Naperville Education Foundation
203 W. Hillside Road, Naperville, IL 60540-6589
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NEF Annual Grant Stories!
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Save the dates for these upcoming NEF events:
Building a Passion Breakfast
May 5, 2016
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Grants, Scholarships and Endowments
Kid Booster Anonymous Fund
Study Skills Academy
Start The Day Program (formerly Breakfast Program)
Gift of Appreciation
Jeanine Nicarico Memorial Fund
Cents for Kids
Parent Registration Checkoff
Yuks for Youth:
Hooking Up With The Second City
January 23, 2016
Thank You Team NEF 2015 Sponsors!
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2015-16 Annual Grant Applications Now Available!
The Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) raises and grants funds for programs that enhance and enrich the educational experience of Naperville School District 203 students.

As the philanthropic arm of District 203, our mission is to "encourage creativity, innovation and excellence in our students" and our purpose is to supplement our school community with private donations to enhance education and programs for all students. One such program, solely funded by community donations, is the Annual Grant Awards.

Grant applications may be initiated by students, faculty, staff, parents and community members for District 203 projects. Applications are then reviewed by evaluation teams made up of NEF Trustees, District 203 faculty, staff and administration, community members and District retirees. NEF supports projects that correlate to District 203 curriculum including but not limited to the following six areas: Literacy, Math/Science, Fine Arts, Health/Physical Development, Cultural Studies and General.

This year we surpassed the $1 million milestone in funding since 1993 through our Annual Grant Award program.

NEF Annual Grant Award Applications will be accepted from January 2, 2016 until February 1, 2016 by 4:00 pm. Applications should be submitted electronically to NEF at Award decisions will be announced in April.

Click here to download the Grant Application & Instructions for use in Word

Click here for a .pdf version for reference
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