Texas Education Foundation Network (TEFN)
TEFN was launched in 2012 as a program of Texas Pioneer Foundation. TEFN was created to support local education foundations in Texas by providing networking opportunities, sharing of best practices and providing training & resources needed for foundations to be successful.
Since 2004, Texas Pioneer Foundation has provided over $3 million in grant funding to create or reorganize over 130 local education foundations in Texas and has presented numerous regional and statewide workshops and conferences.
Texas Pioneer Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 2004 to support academic excellence by funding innovative educational programs that are sustainable, able to build capacity and have measurable results. For more information, please visit www.texaspioneer.org.
What are Local Education Foundations?
A local education foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to support its local schools by raising private dollars to invest in innovative programs not funded through local, state or federal taxes.
Local Education Foundations:
Local education foundations that are created to support designated educational institutions are eligible to join TEFN and will include the following organizations:
* Public school foundations
* Private school foundations
* Charter school foundations
* College foundations
* Schools seeking to create a foundation.
Benefits of the Network:
- There is no cost to join the network
- Free registration to the TEFN Annual Conference
- Free membership with the National School Foundation Association (NSFA)
TEFN is the Texas State Affiliate for NSFA, therefore, each registered member of TEFN will also become a member of NSFA at no cost. For more information, please visit the NSFA website at www.schoolfoundations.org.