Our close partnerships with federal agencies offer NEEF access to a wealth of credible knowledge, technical assistance, and financial resources. We collaborate on programs, including Greening STEM and National Public Lands Day, that contribute to each agency meeting its environmental education and diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
Our private-sector partners bring experience and resources to every project. From fixed engagement opportunities for our signature events (National Public Lands Day) to customized projects for events, internal programs, engagement campaigns, educational and research projects, in-kind contributions, and regranting, our collaborations capitalize on our brand and value alignment to create solid and long-term relationships and benefit stakeholders and the community.
Special thanks to our major supporter:
More than two decades of partnership with Toyota has enabled NEEF to strengthen public lands and connect communities to these spaces by growing our annual National Public Lands Day service event and making grants—from biodiversity conservation to COVID recovery—to local organizations. Toyota employee volunteerism bolstered these efforts and vehicle cause marketing campaigns increased mobility on and access to public lands for people of all abilities. Learn more.
Thanks to our recent corporate supporters:
NEEF and the Danaher Foundation partnered to implement Greening STEM projects in middle schools in the metropolitan regions of Washington, DC and Boston, focusing on engaging students in STEM, environmental education, and video storytelling.
NEEF and the PPG Foundation partnered to implement Greening STEM projects in middle schools in Pittsburgh, PA and East Point, GA, focusing on engaging students in STEM and environmental education.
NEEF partnered with Leidos for employee days of service in several US cities, benefiting public lands. Leidos also supported NEEF's climate mental health project, which aims to support teachers in helping students process emotions related to climate change.
Arconic Foundation funded Greening STEM projects in the Quad Cities (Iowa and Illinois), engaging middle schoolers in prairie restoration. The initiative aims to promote sustainable practices, conservation of ecosystems, and stimulate interest in STEM careers. Learn more.
NEEF and International Paper partnered to design hourly employee engagement strategies promoting sustainability and community engagement in US operations. Additionally, they supported nearby public lands with employee volunteerism on National Public Lands Day and regranting initiatives. Learn more.
3M and NEEF collaborated on the 3M Global Employee Sustainability Challenge. The challenge was divided into two parts, educating employees on sustainability and evaluating their understanding. It aimed to inspire connections between 3M's sustainability strategies and daily life for buy-in at all levels. Learn more.
NEEF and Samsung partnered for over a decade on initiatives to inspire future climate problem solvers and environmental stewards. These included a Greening STEM project in Teaneck, New Jersey, and the Climate Superstars Challenge, in partnership with EPA's ENERGY STAR® program. Learn more.
Bayer Fund supported the continuation of the Greening STEM project in Teaneck, New Jersey, engaging 7th graders in water quality monitoring and 8th graders in biomonitoring in their local watershed, promoting environmental awareness and science education among youth. Learn more.
Subaru of America, Inc. and NEEF are founding partners of Discovery Education's upcoming Sustainability Education Initiative (SEI), which seeks to empower over 10 million students to take action for economic and environmental sustainability, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more.
NEEF partnered with Booz Allen Hamilton to organize a day of service for public lands in Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, DC, where Booz Allen Hamilton employees participated in various environmental projects to promote sustainable practices and community involvement.
The Hilton Effect Foundation supported NEEF's Restoration and Resilience Fund, aimed at aiding the recovery of public lands and waterways in Hilton communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
NEEF created educational toolkits on sustainability for Republic National Distributing Company employees, featuring eco-friendly actions for home and beyond to encourage engagement with sustainable practices both within and outside of the company.
Canon's support enabled NEEF to advance its mission through programs such as Greening STEM and National Public Lands Day, engaging students, educators, and communities in environmental education, conservation, and health efforts.
Kroenke Sports and Entertainment support enabled NEEF to advance its mission through programs such as Greening STEM and National Public Lands Day, engaging students, educators, and communities in environmental education, conservation, and health efforts.
Farmers Insurance support enabled NEEF to advance its mission through programs such as Greening STEM and National Public Lands Day, engaging students, educators, and communities in environmental education, conservation, and health efforts.
Groundswell support strengthens National Public Lands Day, engaging their employees and communities across the nation to care for our shared natural spaces.
With In-Kind Support From:
We are grateful for the ongoing, generous, and diverse support from our foundation partners. Through their continued investments, NEEF’s work towards making the environment accessible, relevant, relatable, and connected to the daily lives of all Americans is making an impact.
Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global
Alisann and Terry Collins Foundation
Alpin J. and Alpin W. Cameron Memorial Fund
The Vidda Foundation
R.K. Mellon Family Foundation
We would be glad to craft a mutually beneficial partnership that incorporates direct program support, regranting, engagement campaigns or employee volunteer opportunities to make a lasting positive impact on peoples lives and the health of the planet.
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