the past year, the National Schools Foundation Association, Inc. [NSFA]
has taken the time to reflect on its past success and its vision for
the future. The NSFA Board of Directors with guidance from legal,
finance, and management advisors, has acted on a bold new initiative to
strengthen the education foundation industry. Our very first step in
this process, was the creation of a nationally focused professional
association for education foundation leaders. 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.
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. Through the collaborative effort of these two organizations, the National Schools Foundation Association, Inc. and National Association of Education Foundations, 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.