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 insure that every student in the district
can take advantage of opportunities to make the most of their education.
NEF's Kid Booster is an emergency fund for the most dire issues that keep a child from learning effectively.
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.
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.
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.
How NEF Helps Students
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203 W. Hillside Road, Naperville, IL 60540-6589
New NEF Annual Grant Stories!
Save the dates for these upcoming NEF events:
TEAM NEF at
November 8, 2015
Yuks for Youth
January 23, 2016
Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
The Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) is now accepting registrations for its 14th annual, free
“Grant Proposal Writing Workshop” to be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015, 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, IL.
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 on how to complete the
NEF Annual Grant Award
which is due on February 1, 2016.
For more information about the Grant Proposal Writing Workshop or NEF, please send an email to