About NAEF Grants

Through a large assortment of grants, cash donations, matching funds, and partnerships, NAEF is helping to promote and support the arts and creative educational programs in the Natomas area. Whether it be a large grant for construction of a theater, or smaller grants for education and art related projects in the area, NAEF is striving to provide unique opportunities for cultural growth and awareness.

Past grants have included $500,000 toward original construction cost of the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center to over 80 smaller grants ranging from $100 – $30,000 benefiting local schools, educators, and students. Click here to see a comprehensive list of past grants awarded. 

Most recently, in the 2023-24 school year, NAEF awarded 20 grants totaling more than $12,000. With a commitment of an additional $20 million toward the renovation of the PFAA BlackBox Theatre, new building for Leading Edge, and a new building at Star Academy to expand their TK program, special education classrooms, and their new music program.

Our next grant deadline for the 2024/25 school year fall semester is Friday, September 5, 2024.

An NAEF Grant ensured Leading Edge students participated in CHALK IT UP!

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