The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation
To create innovative, educational opportunities and fill funding gaps that impact every student and teacher.
The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation is the philanthropic partner of the Sioux Falls School District. We support all 37 public schools, 24,000 students, and 3,400 staff. We focus on three programs: First Time Teacher Grants, Public School Proud Grants, and the Student Success Fund. We also have an endowment managed by the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation.
The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation is the liaison that aligns charitable gifts with the projects that need funding. By enhancing the educational experience for students, the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation is able to make a difference in children’s lives, develop an educated workforce, and improve the community.
The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation provides a path for donors like you to make one gift that benefits all schools, all students, and all teachers.
There's no better way to invest in the future of our children or our community.
Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation Supports
Why support the Education Foundation?
The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation collaborates with the Sioux Falls School District to enhance educational opportunities and promote achievement among all students by supporting academic projects and activities not funded by tax dollars.
Education Foundation Expands Teacher Appreciation Activities
In an effort to enhance teacher appreciation services, the Education Foundation expanded its activities during the first semester of the 2022-2023 school year. All 37 sites in the Sioux Falls School District (including the Instructional Planning Center) received Flyboy Donuts. On the days educators received donuts, Education Foundation staff and Board members thanked teachers for…
Education Foundation Partners with Scooter's Coffee to Celebrate Teachers
The Education Foundation has been a longtime champion of educators in the Sioux Falls School District, and during the 2022-2023 school year, the organization has introduced fun ways to honor and celebrate school staff. New this year, the Education Foundation partnered with Scooter’s Coffee in Sioux Falls to provide an extra boost of caffeine. Staff…
Education Foundation Covers Unpaid Student Lunch Debt
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government provided free breakfast and lunch to all students. That program has ended for the 2022-2023 school year. By December 2022, the Sioux Falls School District had amassed more than $106,000 in unpaid student lunch debt. In an effort to offset unpaid meal balances, the Education Foundation Board of…
Education Foundation Participates in American Education Week
Public schools across the United States will celebrate American Education Week November 14-18, 2022. To kick off the festivities, individuals can nominate a school in the Sioux Falls School District to receive a complimentary pop-up coffee bar from Scooter’s Coffee, courtesy of the Education Foundation. Starting November 14th, comment on the Education Foundation’s Facebook post…
Education Foundation Accepting Public School Proud Grants
The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation is currently accepting applications for Public School Proud Grants. Teachers, counselors, and social workers will have eight weeks to submit their ideas. Applications are due Monday, December 5th at 5 p.m. Educators in the Sioux Falls School District are able to apply for up to $10,000 to purchase…