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.


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:

  • Hardship and special circumstances.
  • Extracurricular fees, needs, and school-related expenses.
  • Natural disasters.

Awards are limited to $500.

Submit an application