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 Schools Foundation has had an amazing first half of the school year supporting students by reviewing and approving teacher grant requests.
We stated the beginning of the school year our goal was to increase the number of grants awarded and schools served. President Sam Johnson and Executive Director Shawna Masters have been meeting regularly with principals and teachers across the Yakima School District to answer questions, share success stories, and ultimately increase the number of grant requests.
This 2023-2024 school year, we have awarded 25 grants for over $27 thousand across 14 schools. These grants have included field trips, special needs equipment, books, and assemblies that have helped enhance the education opportunities across our district.
Providing these opportunities are not possible without the support of our community both in a volunteerism and financial capacity. Please join us this May for the return of our Celebrate our Youth fundraiser event to help support the Yakima Schools Foundation in continuing to provide grants to teachers that ultimately benefit Yakima School District students.
The Yakima Schools Foundation is thrilled for the remainder of the school year and all the exciting events and announcements we have planned. 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!