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

The HOPE Fund is designed to provide relief to members, students, and/or public schools who are experiencing hardship and/or need educational-related supplies due to natural disasters.


The HOPE Fund accepts charitable contributions. You may choose to designate your contribution for a special cause or in honor/memory of a loved one. Missouri NEA will send a notice of the contribution to the recipient(s) indicated on the contribution form. 

You can choose to make a one-time contribution to the HOPE Fund or set up a recurring contribution charged to your credit or debit card bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually. 

Contributions to the MNEA Charitable Fund are tax-deductible. 

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Requests for assistance should be made by a current Missouri NEA member by completing the online application form. Applications can be submitted at any time during the year. All applications will be reviewed by the MNEA president, MNEA vice president, or MNEA executive director before an award is granted from the HOPE Fund. 

Application criteria:

  • A member or student is experiencing hardship and/or special circumstances. 
  • A member, student, and/or public school requires education-related supplies due to a natural disaster.

Awards are limited to $500.

Submit an application