Our Mission

The NAESP Foundation advances excellence, innovation, and equity in schools by endowing leadership and learning for principals for the benefit of all children.


The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Foundation, founded 1982, is operated as the tax-exempt, charitable arm of the National Association of Elementary School Principals—a professional association serving more than 25,000 administrators and other educators in the United States and overseas since 1921.

What We Do
The NAESP Foundation takes an innovative approach to funding and partnerships. We work cooperatively with businesses, universities, government agencies, and foundations to ensure that principals have the tools, resources and recognition they need to succeed.

The NAESP Foundation is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization.