Through its Humanitarian Outreach Project for Education Fund, Missouri NEA assists members, students and schools.

The HOPE Fund is designed to provide relief to victims of natural disasters; relief to the poor, distressed or underprivileged; and research and implementation of projects that address critical needs in education.

The HOPE fund also provides financial assistance for educational-related supplies to schools that have been damaged or destroyed by fire or natural disaster.

Requests for assistance should be made by a current Missouri NEA member and directed to MNEA President by completing the application form.

The HOPE Fund accepts charitable contributions. Donate Now >

Applicant's Information
(must be a member of Missouri NEA)

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Primary Phone Number:
Local Association/
School District:  

NEA ID:    

Recipient's Information

Name of Recipient(s) and Grade Level (if applicable)

School district:
School Building:  

Donation Information

Amount Requested:
(Awards are limited to $500.)
Reason for Request:

How will the check be presented?

Where should the check be mailed?
Full Name:
Zip Code:
Check should be made payable to: (full name)   

The HOPE fund is one of the projects of the HCR (Human, Civil Rights) Committee.

Application Process:
A HOPE fund application must be received and approved by the MNEA President, MNEA Vice-President or MNEA Executive Director, in that order, before an award of money will be made from the HOPE Fund.

Application criteria:
a. Hardship and special circumstances
b. Extra curricular fees, needs and school-related expenses
c. Natural disasters

Awards are limited to $500.

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Even though we are not at school supporting Missouri students, members continue to help every day during this crisis. MNEA wants to share your stories as we struggle through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are hearing about members who are continuing to care for their students by

  • volunteering at school district Grab & Go meal distribution centers and food drives
  • providing child care for essential medical staff
  • shopping for the elderly so they don’t have to leave the safety of their homes

Your stories help show that educators don’t stop caring. Please send your stories with pictures to MNEA at coronavirus@mnea.org, so we can share them. You can post to social media, making sure you tag @MissouriNEA and use the hashtags  #MNEAheroes and  #MNEAprotects.