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.
Founders Classic Golf Outing
Annual Appreciation Breakfast
Building a Passion Breakfast
Yuks for Youth
Naperville Marathon
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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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Building a Passion Breakfast
May 5, 2016

Founders Classic
July 11, 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
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One Dime at a Time at Whole Foods Naperville
If you shop at Whole Foods Market Naperville, you know that they give 10 cents per bag back to customers who re-use their own shopping bags for their purchased groceries.

This program reduces our impact on the environment and also, right now, supports the Naperville Education Foundation (NEF).
Customers have the choice to accept their cash refund, or donate the cash back to NEF during the months of January, February and March.

Please donate your 10 cents back to NEF and
change a student's life!

Time flies!

Can you believe it? It's already time to join TEAM NEF as a Charity Hero for the 4th Annual Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon.

It's a unique opportunity to run for a great cause and forever change the lives of District 203 students.

TEAM NEF runner slots are unlimited during this one week in February. And only during this one week, by joining TEAM NEF you will save $40 on your race registration!!

So come on, run for our students and join TEAM NEF!!

*** Click here to join TEAM NEF now! ***

In appreciation of your commitment to raise at least $250 by race day, you will enjoy unique benefits provided by NEF including: free training program by marathoner/coach/trainer Christine Bell; festive pre-race "Finish Line" dinner; gift bag full of goodies, including your runner shirt, delivered prior to race day; guaranteed race day parking; and a list of services available at our heated building staffed by warm & fuzzy volunteers!

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Race Registration is coming up
during Charity Week: February 15-21, 2016

October 23, 2016