The mission of the Yakima Schools Foundation is to enhance educational programs offered within the Yakima School District No. 7 by raising money to fund immediate needs that support current classrooms and programs, and by establishing and maintaining perpetual funding sources, as well as increasing community involvement in the Yakima Public Schools.
The Yakima School’s Foundation is excited to begin another school year supporting students by reviewing and approving teacher grant requests. Teachers identify items and opportunities throughout the school year that they know will benefit students, but the school budgets are unable to meet. Then those teachers submit grant requests to the Yakima Schools Foundation for Board review and approval.
Last year the Yakima Schools Foundation awarded over $46 thousand to teachers across 15 different schools in the Yakima School District. These grants helped impact over 8,100 students with things like classroom furniture to improve learning for kindergartners, art supplies for elementary students, cultural field trips for middle school students, and access to national competitions for high school students.
Without the dedication of teachers to identify needs, complete the grant request process, and then implement their request once funded - students would have a less fulfilling, exciting, and effective education. The Yakima Schools Foundation is honored to support students by helping teachers get the funds they need to provide equitable and powerful opportunities to students.
This year, the Yakima Schools Foundation wants to increase the number of requests made by teachers, increase the number of schools represented in requests, and impact more students. We can only do this through the commitment of our Executive Director Shawna Masters, Board of Directors, Yakima School District partners, teachers, and of course, you!
I hope you follow along our journey this year as we carry out the Yakima Schools Foundation mission of empowering our students, teachers, and staff to achieve educational excellence in Yakima public schools. If you want to help support students in Yakima through volunteering at one of our events, financial means, or serving on our board, reach out and we’d be thrilled to talk!
Your generous donation will enable us to help teachers dream beyond their budget.
All donations to the Yakima Schools Foundation will be considered general donation unless specified by the donor for a specific purpose. This means that all donations will go into the general account to be utilized in support of our mission unless the donor states otherwise.
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The Yakima Schools Foundation will be participating in GivingTuesday and we need your help!
By joining the GivingTuesday movement, you’re generosity can bring funding for immediate classroom and student needs as well as bringing the Yakima Community together.