As an independent, philanthropic organization, the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF)
assists with efforts to represent the teachers of art in America,
improve the conditions of teaching art; promote the teaching of art;
encourage research and experimentation in art education; sponsor
institutes, conferences, and programs on art education; and publish
articles, reports, and surveys about art. The Foundation has supported
246 projects since its inception in 1985. NAEF funding supports a wide
variety of professional activities, including research in art education,
scholarships for professional development, promotion of art education
as an integral part of the curriculum; establishment and/or improvement
of art instruction in public and private K-16 schools; promotion of the
teaching of art through activities related to the instructional process,
curriculum, student learning, student assessment, classroom behavior,
management, or discipline; and purchase of art equipment and/or
The Foundation annually
invites applications for the Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development
Grants, Mary McMullan Grants, NAEF Research Grants, SHIP Grants, and
Teacher Incentive Grants. Grants range from $500 to $10,000 depending on
the grant category.
The Foundation was established as an independent, sister
organization to the National Art Education Association (NAEA) to
provide support for a variety of art education programs. Foundation
grants are made only to NAEA members, including student and retired
members, state/province associations, and recognized affiliates.
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CONTRIBUTING IS EASY!
1. Enter the donation amount below under "Enter Item Amount and Note Information" then "Add to Cart"
2. If you wish to commemorate your donation in honor or memory of a person or special event, please complete the NAEF Donor Commemoration Form. You may complete this form electronically, then click the "Submit by E-mail" button (top right section of the form). Or, you may print and submit your form via: E-mail to email@example.com; Fax to 703-860-2960; or Physical Mail to NAEF, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Suite 300, Reston, VA 20191.
Please note that the NAEF acknowledges all
donations. Donors can expect an automatic acknowledgement for online
donations. All donors, including those submitted donations online,
along with membership dues, or through check by mail, will receive a
separate letter of acknowledgement in the month following the donation.
Questions? Contact Kathi R. Levin, Program/Development Officer, National Art Education Foundation, at 703-860-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.