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 Celebrates Staff During American Education Week
Public schools across the country are honoring educators who make a difference in the lives of their students during American Education Week, November 13th—17th. To kick off the festivities in the Sioux Falls School District, individuals can nominate a teacher to receive one of 15 $25 Lewis Drug gift cards. The contest runs on the…
Starbucks Fuels Educators During Conferences, Provides Free Coffee
The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation partnered with Starbucks to provide coffee to educators at six schools on October 10, 2023. Staff had in-service during the day and conferences in the evening, and they appreciated the extra boost of caffeine in the afternoon. Staff at Robert Frost Elementary, Laura Wilder Elementary, JFK Elementary, Cleveland…
Education Foundation Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Day of Giving
The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary on September 15th with a “Day of Giving.” The Education Foundation ran a social media campaign, sharing photos, videos, and graphics highlighting the organization’s major milestones from the last 15 years (https://www.facebook.com/SFPSEF). Public School Proud Grant winners, Sioux Falls School District administrators, current and…
Education Foundation Surprises Teacher Celebrating 44th Year in the Classroom
Earlier this morning, Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation staff and volunteers surprised Sue Bills at Whittier Middle School. Bills will begin her 44th year in the classroom tomorrow. She has spent her entire career teaching special education at Whittier. The Education Foundation will celebrate its 15th anniversary during the 2023-2024 school year, and Board…
Education Foundation Awards 80 First Time Teacher Grants
On Monday morning, Education Foundation staff and donors surprised 80 new teachers with $200 First Time Teacher Grants during orientation at Jefferson High School. Educators from more than 30 schools in the Sioux Falls School District will receive funds to purchase supplies for their classrooms. First-time teachers often buy materials using their own funds because…