Through its grants programs, NAES supports its current members and their efforts on a variety of fronts. These include Episcopal identity, equity and justice, partnerships with Episcopal schools in Haiti, leadership development, and the spiritual and professional growth of school leaders.

Below is information about how your member school can participate in these grants programs:

Have additional questions? Email Sarah E. Tielemans, Advancement Manager, or call her at (800) 334-7626, ext, 6135.

Outreach Fund Grants

Each school year NAES distributes 10% of its budgeted Annual Fund goal (but not less than $12,000) as grants to members, associate members, and regional, state, or diocesan Episcopal schools organizations. These grants support projects commensurate with the mission and philosophy of the Association.

2020-2021 Outreach Fund Grant Application Now Open!

June 15, 2020 is the application deadline for grants to be awarded for use in the 2020-2021 school year beginning July 1, 2020. Please note that NAES grants CAN be used to attend NAES conferences.

Haiti Partnership Grants

Grants fund activities that enable schools to establish, enhance or expand a partnership program by providing funds for schools needing assistance for delegations to travel to Haiti, with priority for those exploring or establishing new partnerships.

Grants are awarded on a rolling basis until all grant funds are expended for the year. The grant amount may not exceed $2,500. A school must be a NAES member for both the current year in which it applies and the year in which the grant is received, with all NAES dues paid in full.

NAES gratefully acknowledges the Shield-Ayres Foundation whose generous support of the Haiti Partnership Program has made this program possible.

Episcopal Urban School Alliance (EUSA) Grants

Through the generosity of individuals and foundations, NAES has established a rotating grants program for Episcopal Urban School Alliance (EUSA) members to further institutional planning and board development, professional development of faculty and staff, and marketing and recruiting efforts.

Eligibility for these grants is limited to schools that are:

  • NAES member schools that are members of EUSA for both the year your school applies and year for which you receive a grant, with all dues and fees fully paid; and
  • Regular participants in EUSA-related events.

2020-2021 EUSA Grants

August 15, 2020 is the application postmark/email deadline for EUSA grants.  Schools may apply for up to two grants:

  • Racial Justice: A total of $6,000 is available for grants to support initiatives to advance racial justice. Up to $1,500 per grant will be awarded for activities, programs, and initiatives that advance and strengthen the school’s capacity to dismantle racism and work towards racial justice and racial reconciliation.
  • Online Learning: A total of $6,000 is available for grants to increase the school’s capacity to deliver effective remote and online learning. Up to $1,500 per grant will be awarded to support programs and needs such as faculty professional development, subscriptions/purchases for the development or delivery of online learning, and ensuring equitable access to technology. 

Email your application packet as PDF attachments to Sarah Tielemans, Advancement Manager, at