Teaneck NJ Students from Greening STEM project

NEEF 2021 Impact

Chartered by Congress to build effective public-private partnerships, NEEF is harnessing the power of collaboration make the environment more accessible, relevant, related, and connected to the daily lives of ALL Americans.

We're Here to Make a Difference

NEEF capitalizes on its funding from the National Environmental Education Act of 1990.

How NEEF Makes an Impact

NEEF Grants

NEEF 2021 Grant impact numbers

Restoration & Resilience

NEEF established the Restoration & Resilience Fund as a rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund distributed resources and mobilized volunteers to public lands sites throughout the country.

The reductions in staff, volunteers, and resources, left land managers and volunteer organizations ill-equipped to keep up with increased human presence in our parks, forests, and waterways. 

Restoration-Resilience Fund Impact numbers 2021

Click the map to read stories from grantees across the US.

"Organizations like ours really depend on these funds to keep going, and the impacts are great." ~ Amanda Kuenzi, Mountain Studies Institute, Colorado

Greening STEM

NEEF’s Greening STEM model engages students at high need schools in hands-on environmental investigations in their communities making STEM relevant and connected to students’ daily lives.

Students from Central High School take their Advanced Placement Environmental Science class outside to make the textbooks come alive.



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89% of the schools served by Greening STEM grants receive federal Title I funds

Children’s Environmental Health Series

NEEF's Children’s Environmental Health Series focused on the impact of environmental factors on children’s health and well-being. The 3-day event engaged medical and public health professionals in discussions that explored prominent issues affecting marginalized people and presented evidence-based methods for integrating best practices.



"As a maternal and infant community health nurse, this information is ​critically important to my work and the families I serve. I would like to see more education and training in this area of practice."

NEEF Outreach

iHeartRadio Earth: Together, we have the power to change the world.
NEEF + iHeartRadioWe've partnered with IHeartRadio to inspire listeners to take simple actions to positively impact the planet.Learn more

NEEF & iHeart Radio Team Up

NEEF & iHeart partnered to create a series of Public Service Announcements and a website dedicated to sustainability actions. The iHeartEarth campaign launched on Earth Day 2020 and has been running since.

Iheart impact numbers 2021

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Reaching Further
NEEF's resources help make the environment more accessible and enjoyable for everyone. 
Nature for all webinar series, engaging underrepresented communities in the outdoors
Nature for All Webinar Series
NEEF partnered with three organizations that are focused on connecting people to nature for the three-part webinar series, Nature for All: Engaging Underrepresented Communities in the Outdoors. 
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Honor Native Land Guide
A Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgements
NEEF teamed up with the USDAC to provide guidance on land acknowledgements for NPLD site managers.
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Power of Parks Roundtable Series
The Power of Parks for Health Roundtable Series was a partnership between the NPS Office of Public Health and NEEF to facilitate open dialogues around equity, health, healing and wellness in the outdoors for individuals representing communities that have been historically marginalized from green spaces.
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