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.

At a Glance: Trending Topics

Five New Members Appointed to NEEF Board of Directors

NEEF announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors.

NEEF and Toyota Mississippi Partner for Park Along the River Improvements

NEEF and Toyota launched a new multi-year park revitalization project at the Park Along the River in New...

The Mental Health Benefits of Spending Time in Nature

NEEF's Health program highlights the connection between climate and mental health and how to improve health...

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

Five New Members Appointed to NEEF Board of Directors

NEEF announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors.

NEEF and Toyota Mississippi Partner for Park Along the River Improvements

NEEF and Toyota launched a new multi-year park revitalization project at the Park Along the River in New...

NEEF Announces Awardees of 2024-2025 Veterans and Nature Grant

Meet the 2024-2025 Veterans and Nature grant awardees. The 10 selected projects foster healing and community...

Stories

Why Your Next Family Vacation Should Be Volunteering on Public Lands

Transform your summer break into a family volunteer vacation on public lands—bond through trail maintenance...

The Mental Health Benefits of Spending Time in Nature

NEEF's Health program highlights the connection between climate and mental health and how to improve health...

The Future of Environmental Education: Celebrating NEEF’s National Park Service AmeriCorps VISTA Members

Learn how AmeriCorps VISTA program members are working on Greening STEM projects at national parks across the...