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.

'Fore' Education Golf Tournament

The 2021 NEF 'Fore' Education Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 18, at The Dominion Country Club. To sponsor a team and for more ways to support, click here. The registration and payment deadline is Friday, Oct. 8. The following event schedule is subject to change.

8:30 a.m. - Registration, Contests & Buffet
10 a.m. - Tee off
3 p.m. - Awards Ceremony & Buffet 

View the 2020 event photos on Facebook


NEF Annual Giving Campaign

Thank You!

The NEF Annual Giving Campaign has closed. Thank you to everyone able to donate. Be on the lookout for an announcement soon on the total raised. If you would still like to support teachers, text NEFFAN to 41444. 



The NEF Pillar Recognition & Gala will take place Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at The Tobin Center. Reservations and auction donations are being accepted. Visit here for event updates. 

NISD graduates from four different decades have been named the 2021 NISD Pillars of Character. They include a Pulitzer Prize winning author, member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Services, medical doctors, a police officer, an NFL coach, and a job coach. Click here to meet this year's Pillars. 


Sporting Clay Shooting Tournament

The 2022 NEF Sporting Clay Shooting Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19, at the San Antonio National Shooting Complex. Stay tuned for more information.


5K Run/Walk

The 2022 NEF 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, at O'Connor High School. Stay tuned for more information.


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

Have tons of fun this fall and holidays season while supporting Northside ISD teachers and students!

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.


Contact Us

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

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 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.