Formed in 2012, GIFT is a collaborative, volunteer-led team of parents who work closely with facilitators and learners to find, apply for, and secure grants, business donations, and other related funding to help support all aspects of the Nea educational experience.
Anyone can join the GIFT Team at any time
You don't have to be a grants expert and you don't need to commit a lot of time to make a difference. We welcome anyone who can spend at least 30 minutes per week to:
Research the Web, local foundation resource centers, corporate donation programs, and other sources for opportunities to support Nea's mission.
Collaborate with facilitators to create the program plans needed for some grant applications.
Write and edit materials that we produce, including Nea website content, grants applications, PTSA news and more.
Develop Nea's long-term strategy for pursuing grants and donations.
As a result of our efforts, we have:
Secured $2000 grant from Philanthropic Ventures Foundation to support field trips
Raised over $3000 through the Kaiser/National PTA-sponsored Fire Up Your Feet Program.
Secured $2000 from Target Corporation to support Nea's art programs.
Secured $1000 from the Altamont Education Advisory Board to purchase reusable dishes and flatware for the Lower Village.
Developed a database of corporate and community grant opportunities.
Interested in joining the GIFT Team?
Contact the Nea PTSA if you would like to help. Thanks!
To volunteer with learners at Nea, you must submit your fingerprints through the California Department of Justice Live Scan Service. The process is organization specific, so even if you were already fingerprinted for another school or organization, you must do the process again using Nea's Live Scan Request Form.
1. Complete and print out this Nea-specific Request for Live Scan Form. Add your information to the Nea specifics that have been pre-filled for your convenience.
2. Take the form to a Live Scan fingerprinting site. This service is available at local UPS stores.
Please note: Fingerprinting is valid for the whole time you are at Nea.
California's TB testing requirement has been changed to allow for the completion of a TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire rather than a skin test. This form must be completed by a health professional within 60 days prior to volunteering. If no risk factors are identified, an examination is not required.
TB skin tests continue to be accepted. A TB skin test can be done through your regular clinic or doctor (your insurance might cover the costs). Make sure you can return 48 hrs after the test to have the results read. The TB test is valid for 4 years.