About Fon

Friends of NAEOP was established in 1986 as a fund-raising organization with tax-exempt and tax-deductible status approved by the Internal Revenue Service.

Friends of NAEOP conducts fundraising through purchases made in our online store and by holding auctions and other activities at regional conferences. All money raised from these activities goes directly to scholarships for disadvantaged students.

The primary purpose of the Friends of NAEOP is to help students overcome class, social, academic, financial and cultural barriers to higher education. In addition, the organization’s goal is to expand educational opportunity programs throughout the Northwest, and to further communication and cooperation between professionals working in these programs. Friends of NAEOP supports first generation, low-income students, and students with disabilities as they prepare for and while they are enrolled in college.