Northside Education Foundation (NEF)

NEF Grant Patrol

The Northside Education Foundation was created in 1995. The mission of the Foundation is to foster community involvement in innovative educational programs by generating and disbursing funds and other resources to provide enrichment for students of the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, TX.

The NISD Partner and Employee Gratitude Awards Ceremony is on Thursday, April 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., live from the Brokemill Room at Pedrotti’s Ranch via a livestream at Thanks to RBFCU and Spurs Sports & Entertainment for sponsoring this event. 

This celebration, presented by the Northside Education Foundation (NEF), will recognize District employees for their extraordinary efforts since the pandemic began, and honor NISD’s Outstanding Partners of the Year and NEF’s Unsung Heroes.

All NISD employees, students, families and friends, and community and business partners are invited to watch and share the virtual event information.

This first-ever event is providing a unique opportunity to the community to learn untold stories about a variety of the District's essential education heroes, such as nurses, bus drivers, counselors, police officers, custodians, cafeteria staff, and after school daycare instructors, in addition to teachers, administrators, business and community partners, and many others, supporting Northside students, families and each other during the pandemic.

"As we're near the end of an unprecedented school year, I hope as much of the Northside family can participate. Many honorees at the event will be representing thousands of our best people deserving recognition and this allows them to join this special spotlight, even virtually. The time has come to applaud our heroes' hard work as NISD is essential, together, looking ahead," said NISD Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods.


Join us at the NEF Pillar Recognition & Gala to celebrate the 2021 NISD Pillars of Character and reunite with friends and colleagues! On Wednesday, September 15, at The Tobin Center at 5:30 p.m., guests will enjoy dinner, entertainment, auctions, and the opportunity to help keep the beat going for NISD educators and students. Meet this year's Pillars. To sponsor, CLICK HERE. To donate an auction item, CLICK HERE. The deadline to register is Friday, September 3. 

Thanks to our supporters, funds raised at this event make the NISD vision - "every day, every student grows in confidence, curiosity, and capability" - a reality. Despite past, present and future challenges, together, we can help the beat go on in NISD.


'Fore' Education Golf Tournament

The 2021 NEF 'Fore' Education Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 18, at The Dominion Country Club.

View the 2020 event photos on Facebook.


Theme Park Tickets: Six Flags Fiesta Texas $34; SeaWorld & Aquatica $55 each

Have tons of fun this summer while supporting Northside ISD teachers and students! NEF has once again teamed up with Six Flags Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld San Antonio, and Aquatica to offer one-day tickets at a substantial discount minus the service fee and tax!

Six Flags Fiesta Texas tickets are $34 each. Purchase tickets in-person at two locations:

  • Northside Learning Center: 6632 Bandera Road, Building A
  • Credit/debit and cash accepted.
  • Northside ISD Central Office: 5900 Evers Road, Building B
  • Cash only

Tickets valid for the 2021 season only. Upgrade the ticket for a season pass at the Park for $19.99+tax. Parking is not included.

SeaWorld San Antonio and Aquatica tickets are $55 each. Make a contactless purchase by calling (210) 397-8599. Purchase parking for $25. Tickets are valid for a year after the date of purchase.

Some proceeds from each ticket sale help fund teacher grants for Northside ISD educators. Opening dates are subject to change. Please check each park’s schedule online.


NEF Annual Giving Campaign: Thank You Donors!

Thank you for your donations to the NEF Annual Giving Campaign! While the official campaign has ended our credit/debit card donation site remains open. Just text NEFFAN to 41444. We will announce the results of the campaign soon through Facebook and Twitter


Sporting Clay Shooting Tournament

The 2022 NEF Sporting Clay Shooting Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at the San Antonio National Shooting Complex. Stay tuned for more information.


2020 Virtual 5K

The 2020 NEF 5K went virtual for the first time ever with more than 2,000 participants raising more than $50,000 for the annual event. 

See how morning rain showers didn’t stop runners from posting photos of their run with their families wearing their 5K bibs. 


Contact Us

Northside Education Foundation
6632 Bandera Rd., Bldg. A
San Antonio, TX 78238

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Friends of the Foundation

Want to stay in the know about NEF activities? Become an FOF (Friend of the Foundation). We’ll add you to our mailing list. Many Friends of the Foundation have become valuable members of our Board of Directors.