Over the past decade, the NPEF has helped raise or manage more than $30 million in private investment to support Nashville public schools. With these investments, we are creating significant partnerships and innovative programming.


We support high-quality arts access across the district through our support of Music Makes Us. This includes a multimillion-dollar investment from the CMA Foundation and many others that support music education in Nashville.

The Foundation is deeply committed to recruiting, retaining and rewarding high-performing teachers. As part of that effort, we joined the Nashville’s Agenda Steering Committee and MNPS in 2013 to create the Blue Ribbon Teacher Award which recognizes 50 of our city’s finest educators annually.


The Foundation helped to create a parent-friendly web portal to help families understand their school options and identify the best fit for their children.

School of Science and Math at Vanderbilt

We support the School of Science and Math at Vanderbilt University. The school offers high school students a four-year rigorous learning experience at Vanderbilt University.