Northside Education Foundation ranked among the best in the nation

September 25, 2014

The Northside Education Foundation (NEF) is the top ranking educational foundation in Bexar County and among the top 25 in the nation, according to a national study ranking K-12 education foundations.

In the “Stepping Up: The Top K-12 Education Foundations in the Nation” study, NEF was ranked 24th in the nation, with three other Texas education foundations among the top 25 and an additional four among the top 50.

The Stepping Up study is the nation’s only study committed to ranking educational foundations. The purpose of the study is to advocate the importance of K-12 education foundations while recognizing those that do it best.

The study looks at eight key performance categories to determine the ranking: annual revenues, revenues per student, total assets, assets per student, investment income, total program expenses, expenses per student, and human capital (volunteers.)

“We are extremely excited about this report,” says Wade Cleary, NEF Board President and Principal with Cleary Zimmermann Engineers. “We know that NEF is an outstanding organization, but it is nice to have this validation by a national and reputable study.”

To read more about the study and NEF’s ranking, click here.