In 2005, the state organization for the Iowa Public Schools Foundation became the National Schools Foundation Association, Inc. [NSFA], a 501(C)3 charitable organization. This group of concerned Iowa education foundation leaders had the vision to expand their work in supporting educations foundations across the nation. Over the 16-year existence of NSFA, we tried to be “all things to all people”, without the solid infrastructure or the full resources of time, talent, and funds.
On April 13, 2021, we incorporated the National Association of Education Foundations, Inc. in the State of Virginia as a 501(c)(6) organization. Now, the National Association of Education Foundations, Inc. will be the organization to lead the charge to support foundation leaders and provide resources to strengthen the industry. This new membership organization will provide webinars, forums, conferences, newsletters, resources, surveys, training, and consulting programs, along with the national standard for certification of education foundation leaders. NSFA will remain as the charitable organization and will focus on grants, donations, scholarships, and charitable endeavors of our industry.
Through the collaborative effort of these two organizations, the National Association of Education Foundations, Inc. and the National Schools Foundation Association, Inc., we will properly elevate and promote the industry, as well as provide support to you, your organization, and the countless number of professionals who work tirelessly on behalf of education systems across the United States of America and Canada.