Nashville Public Education Foundation



Every Nashville child should have access to great public education that prepares them fully for college, work and life. NPEF makes strategic investments and convenes the community around accelerated improvement.

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Grant Year Amount Program Name Program Area Description
2017 $100,000 Nashville Early Literacy Strategy: Phase 1 education Learn more

Co-convened by the NPEF, the NPL, Mayor Barry, and Dr. Joseph, the NLC released the Blueprint for Early Childhood Success. The BPECS represents the work of stakeholders who coalesced around a citywide plan to double 3rd-grade reading proficiency; including 29 recommendations and new strategies to advance outcomes for kids.

2017 $20,000 Nashville Early Literacy Strategy education Learn more

The NPEF seeks to increase the number of students reading at grade level by the end of third grade from 34% to 75%. This will be done through better alignment of community, governmental and district resources and a more comprehensive approach to early literacy on par with national best practices.

2016 $16,000 Blue Ribbon Teacher Awards and Director Search education Learn more

To support the Blue Ribbon Teacher Awards and the MNPS Director Search

2016 $10,000 Literacy Landscape Audit and Research education Learn more

To support a landscape analysis of Nashville’s literacy efforts.

2015 $5,000 Blue Ribbon Teacher Awards other Learn more

To support the Blue Ribbon Teacher Awards.