NEAFCS Endowment 

Endowment GRANT Project Proposals 

Interested in submitting a project proposal to receive a grant awarded from the NEAFCS Endowment?  Proposals are accepted annually through May 15th. The portal will re-open in late Summer. The NEAFCS Endowment has awarded over $25,400 in grants since 2021!


Interested in submitting an application to receive a scholarship to attend Annual Session awarded from the NEAFCS Endowment? Applications are accepted annually through May 15th. The portal will re-open in late Summer. 

Be NEAFCS Strong Endowment Fund Campaign Underway 

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All we need to achieve our goal is for 1,000 members to donate $90 each!

Thank you Mackenzie DeJong from Iowa for designing the logo.

NEAFCS turns 90 in 2024. Help keep it strong, vibrant and positioned to provide ongoing benefits that will enable members to continue doing their critically important work in their communities and states. Our two-year Be NEAFCS Strong Endowment Campaign will culminate at our 90th Annual Session in Tucson, Arizona, in September 2024.

Our Endowment Fund has a principal balance in excess of $300,000 that is to be kept permanently in the fund. The income earned on this fund can be used to advance the mission of the association, such as awards, scholarships, and other projects and services recommended by the majority of the Endowment Committee and approved by the majority of the Board.

There are several ways you can contribute to our $90,000 goal. You can make a one-time contribution, you can make two annual contributions at this year’s Annual Session in Providence and next year’s, or you can make monthly or quarterly contributions over the course of the next two years.

Endowment Campaign Challenges Underway!
We have some exciting challenges to help us jump-start this two-year campaign involving both individual donors and affiliates. They are as follows:

  • The first 90 first-time donors donating $90 and the first 90 repeat donors also donating $90 will be entered into separate drawings where one donor in each category will win a $50 Home Depot card.
  • Affiliates can win too! Affiliates who make a qualifying donation will be entered into a drawing to receive special reserved seating at next year’s Awards Banquet in Tucson. Just think! No more queuing up at the ballroom doors to rush in to grab tables for your affiliate members!
    • For affiliates with more than 25 members, a qualifying donation is $100 or more. For affiliates with 25 or fewer members, a qualifying donation is $50 or more.

The start date for all three challenges is retroactive to the beginning of 2023. Remember – all we need to achieve our $90,000 goal by next year’s Annual Session is for 1,000 members to give $90 each! We can do it!"


When it comes to constructing something long-lasting – such as a building – you need to utilize materials that are durable and resistant – like hardwoods, bricks and stone, the materials pioneers used in settling our land. The same can be said about an endowment fund. In order to keep it durable, you need to keep infusing it with additional sources of funding.

In keeping with our building analogy and with a nod to our country’s construction heritage, we’ve identified the following giving categories:

  • Wood – up to $99
  • Brick -- $100-499
  • Stone -- $500-999
  • Marble -- $1,000–4,999
  • Granite – Over $5,000

This campaign is all about keeping NEAFCS’s Endowment Fund financially positioned so it can keep fueling the profession -- its mission, its goals and, ultimately, its members. Help NEAFCS achieve its maximum strength so it can respond to the ongoing needs of you!  All we need to achieve our goal is for 1,000 members to donate $90 each! This is do-able! Help us strengthen our Endowment’s foundation and keep NEAFCS viable, resilient and STRONG for decades to come.

Help insure a strong future for NEAFCS and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences programming and donate today. Contact one of the Endowment Committee Members to learn how to include NEAFCS in your will or estate plans.

Thank you to our Endowment Donors!
Click here to view current listing of NEAFCS Endowment Donors