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Schools Foundation

....enriching educational experiences


 Grants to Teachers - Apply


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Phone: 949-438-3540


Mail: NMSF                                               PO Box 1368                     Newport Beach, CA 92659

District Mail: NMSF                        BESST CENTER OFFICE              2045 Meyer St., CM 92659


 We work for Newport-Mesa educational success !

Supporting teachers and students for over 40 years, with grants to encourage and recognize vision, creativity and innovation in the classroom - enriching educational experiences.

"Grants to Teachers" Applications Available

Due Date :  March 5, 2021

Grants Awarded: May, 2021


NMSF Welcomes New Board Members

The Foundation is pleased to announce two new Board members, Eloise Womble and Gloria Hardy. Both were teachers in the NMUSD and upon retirement are offering their talents and effort to help the Foundation raise and distribute funds to help teachers and their students in the classrooms. We are glad to have them join us. 


We Fund Teachers and Classroom Innovation 

Your Support in 2021

Makes A Difference!

Don't forget to make your 2021 membership donation your children...your teachers....your schools !!


For 40 years - Newport-Mesa students have been helped with the assistance provided by your donations to Newport Mesa Schools Foundation. YOU have enriched the educational experiences that are important to teachers and memorable for students.

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The Newport Mesa Schools Foundation is an all-volunteer non-profit, that has been supplementing and supporting all the schools and students in our district for over 40 years.

You can make your gift in recognition of a favorite teacher!  

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Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

CJ Segerstrom & Sons

Lester Cameron

Costa Mesa Zone Principals

Pat and Larry Courter

Exchange Club of Newport Beach

James Gula & Peggy Pugh

Barbara Harrington

Hoag Community Benefits

Mort/Sherille Juhl Memorial Grant

Bob Kelly

Nancy Lester Memorial Grant

Mary Beth Molnar

NM Administrators Assn

NM Federation of Retired Teachers

NMUSD Board of Ed

Jim & Linda Rogers

Mark Rutledge

Schools First FCU

Sons of the American Legion Post 291

Dennis & Bea Volper

Werner Family

Todd & Linda White

Arthur & Karen Yancy 



Where does all the money raised go? 

On February 6th, The Newport Mesa Schools Foundation (NMSF) awarded 99 grants to teachers from our Newport-Mesa Unified School District. The Foundation received grants requests from 28 of our 32 schools in the district. The average grant given was over $900!

Teachers created their projects and submitted their applications for the monetary grants in the fall of 2019 and awards were made early in 2020. NMSF assembled teams of grant readers from around our community and these volunteers evaluated each grant application. All grant requests received multiple blind-readings which result in a score assigned and grants are funded until the money runs out.

This year's grants included "Energizing Enviorimnental Solutions" from Eastbluff Elementary School, to "Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead" from Victoria Elementary, and "Let Your Voice be Heard?" from Davis Magnet Elementary School and "Rooting for Readtopia" by Costa Mesa High School.

All grantees were invited to Newport Mesa Schools Foundation's annual awards dinner and invited on stage to receive their checks, certificates  and "Apple Award".