Northside Education Foundation (NEF)

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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.

NEF Clay Shoot & Cornhole Tournament

The 2023 NEF Clay Shoot & Cornhole Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, at the San Antonio National Shooting Complex. NEW this year... be the boss of the boards and join NEF's first annual "Toss for a Cause" Cornhole Tournament! Sign up here.

  • Registration and Breakfast: 9:00 a.m.
  • Clay Shoot Kickoff: 10:00 a.m.
  • Clay Shoot Awards and Lunch: 12:00 p.m.
  • Cornhole Tournament: 1:00 p.m.
  • Cornhole Awards and Snacks: 2:00 p.m.


5K Run/Walk

The 2023 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2023, at O'Connor High School at 8 a.m. Stay tuned for more information. 


'Fore' Education Golf Tournament

The 2022 NEF 'Fore' Education Golf Tournament, presented by JLA Communications, has been rescheduled to Monday, March 6, 2023. The event is sold out. Thank you to all of our sponsors, supporters and volunteers! Please visit the NEF 'Fore' Education Golf Tournament event page.



On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, NEF hosted the Pillars of Character Recognition and Gala at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate seven NISD alumni for exemplifying the following character traits: Caring, Citizenship, Fairness, Responsibility, Respect, Trustworthiness, and Learning. Watch a replay of our gala live stream online and learn more about our newest Pillars by visiting our Pillars of Character webpage.

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and supporters for joining us! Congratulations to our 2022 NISD Pillars of Character on their achievements and support in ensuring the next generation of Pillars succeed. Together, we can do great things for NISD educators, students and families!


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.

Contact Us

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

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Closed during NISD holiday and other district-wide closures)

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.