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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Thank you to everyone
who participated and supported
this year's Founders Classic!
Founders Classic Golf Outing
Annual Appreciation Breakfast
Building a Passion Breakfast
Yuks for Youth
Naperville Marathon
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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
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.
2016-17 Annual Grant Applications Now Available!
As the philanthropic arm of District 203, NEF's 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 seven areas: Cultural Studies, Fine Arts, Literacy (The Alan D. Krashesky Prize winner will be selected from the applications submitted in this category which focus on journalism, literacy, research, speaking, writing or reporting), Physical Health, Social Emotional Learning, STEM (Science, Technology & Math), General.

NEF has surpassed $1 million in funding these grants since 1993.

NEF Annual Grant Award Applications will be accepted from
January 2, 2017 until February 1, 2017 by 4:00 pm.

Applications should be submitted electronically to NEF
(Note: Only electronically submitted applications will be accepted.)

Award decisions will be announced in April

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

Click here for a .pdf version for reference

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Thank you to all who generously donated to NEF on #GivingTuesday!

We appreciate and thank every donor, including students at both NNHS and NCHS, who donated during lunch through our student representatives Kierra Beeson and Zahra Jumani. We appreciate every one of you who took the time to support NEF and the students of Naperville School District 203 on this global day of giving.

Every dollar makes a difference to enrich the lives of our students!

The $4,716.19 we received was just $283.81 shy of our $5,000 fundraising goal. The donated funds will support our Start the Day Program which provides breakfast to students who come to school hungry and our Kid Booster Anonymous Fund which provides financial assistance to children to meet unique educational, physical or socio-emotional needs that ensure academic success.

A huge thank you for your continued support of NEF!