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.
New Guitar Program to Benefit High School Students
Students at Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Washington High School will have an opportunity to take guitar lessons this fall through a new partnership with Pepper Entertainment. The class will be offered through the Sioux Falls School District’s (SFSD) Fine Arts Program. Through this joint effort, Pepper Entertainment will donate $1 from each ticket sold from…
Final Two Public School Proud Grants Announced at Washington High School
Bryan Aukerman received $1,290 for his proposal, “A More Metacognitive Consideration of Media, Media Bias, and Valid Research Through Ad Fontes Media Bias Chart.” With the grant, Bryan will purchase an Ad Fontes subscription and the SUMMA News Literacy Curriculum. Both will be used by students in Accelerated English II and AP Language and Composition,…
Education Foundation and Arby’s Foundation Sponsor Native American Honoring Ceremony
Native American students in the Sioux Falls School District (SFSD) celebrated their upcoming graduation in a traditional honoring ceremony at Washington High School. Ninety students were recognized for earning their high school diploma and/or GED certification. For the first time, the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation sponsored this event, thanks in large part to…
Roosevelt Teachers Will Use Grants to Enhance JAG Program, Start a Student-Run Coffee Shop, and Purchase 40 Brake Stations for Automotive Classes
Nicole Fette and Michelle Clayberg received $1,277.66 for their proposal, “Building Skills for Success in School and Life.” This grant will serve students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Program. They will purchase copies of the books Top 20 Teens and 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. In…
Northern Tool + Equipment Donates Pressure Washer, Leaf Blower, and Floor Jack
Northern Tool + Equipment donated $5,000-worth of new equipment to staff and students at the Career & Technical Education Academy through their “Northern Tools for the Trades” Program. Nick Opdahl, the carpentry teacher at CTE Academy, received a pressure washer, leaf blower, knee board, floor jack, and 300-feet of garden hose through the donation. Students…