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
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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
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203 W. Hillside Road, Naperville, IL 60540-6589
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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
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FREE Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

The Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) is now accepting registrations for its 15th annual, free "Grant Proposal Writing Workshop" to be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. with a repeat session from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The workshop will take place at Naperville School District 203's Administrative Center, 203 W. Hillside, Naperville, Illinois. Interested parties should register for the morning or afternoon session by sending an email to: Seating is limited.

This nuts-and-bolts workshop provides attendees with basic information needed to prepare a high-quality grant proposal. Topics will include: project development, crafting a needs statement, evaluation methods and building a budget. There will be time set aside for small group discussion, learning from one another, and networking. Advice will also be given about how to complete the NEF Annual Grant Award application which is due on February 1, 2017.

With many years of combined experience in grant proposal writing, fundraising and project management, the workshop will be presented by Julie Carlsen, Director of Community Relations, District 203; and Ann E. Spehar, Executive Director, NEF. For more information about the Grant Proposal Writing Workshop or NEF, please send an email to