Cultivating an Environmentally Responsible Public

We are the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)

NEEF is the nation’s leading organization in lifelong environmental learning, creating opportunities for people of all ages to experience and learn about the environment in ways that improve their lives and the health of the planet.

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2024 Biodiversity Conservation Grant

NEEF & Toyota are offering $200,000 in grant funding to support shovel-ready pollinator habitat enhancement...

NEEF Wins Prestigious Anthem Award for National Awareness Campaign on Sustainability and Climate

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) has been honored with the Bronze Award in the...

The American West's Disappearing Winter Snowpack

Learn how snowpack plays a major role in the water cycle, supporting household water use across the western US...

What Sets Us Apart

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
DE&I is at the core of our approach, ensuring that all people have access to learn from our shared natural resources.
 
 
 
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Partners
We build effective private-public partnerships that advance environmental education on our public lands.
 

MEET OUR PARTNERS

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Our Impact
NEEF raises $4 for every dollar of funding we receive from the National Environmental Education Act.
 

SEE THE NUMBERS

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Grant Support
We offer a variety of grants to help organizations improve the environment and engage their communities.
 

NEEF GRANTS

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Who We Are

Congressionally chartered in 1990 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to complement the work of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is a non-partisan, non-advocacy organization working to make the environment more accessible, relatable, relevant, and connected to people’s daily lives.

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News

NEEF Wins Prestigious Anthem Award for National Awareness Campaign on Sustainability and Climate

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) has been honored with the Bronze Award in the...

EMPOWER Amplifies Asthma Education with Seven New Videos

EMPOWER Amplifies Asthma Education with Seven New Videos Following the successful launch of the first track...

NEEF Announces 2023-2024 Awardees of USDA Forest Service Greening STEM Grant

Greening STEM grants from NEEF provide environmental education learning opportunities on USDA Forest Service...

Stories

Bay Area Nonprofit Drives Accessibility on Public Lands Thanks to NEEF Grant

Toyota-NEEF's Driving Mobility and Accessibility on Public Lands Grant funds Access to Nature, led by Bonnie...

Embrace the Outdoors to Beat the Winter Blues

Want to get outdoors, but wintry weather is stopping you? Check out this list of fun outdoor winter activities...

Greening STEM Grants Connect Native American Youth with Opportunities in STEM

Thanks to two Greening STEM Grants from NEEF and the Bureau of Land Management, Resources for Indian Student...