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 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…
Touchmark at All Saints Hosts School Supply Drive
Residents from Touchmark at All Saints attended a speakeasy event on July 26th and supported students in the Sioux Falls School District. Staff filled the Waterford Dining Room with 1920s-themed decorations, and guests were encouraged to dress the part, wearing flapper dresses, beaded headbands, pearls, and scarves. To enter the event, Touchmark residents and their…
SCHEELS, Chick-Fil-A partner with Education Foundation to “Stuff the Bus”
Two local businesses will partner with the Education Foundation for the second annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive. SCHEELS and Chick-Fil-A Empire Place are hosting a friendly competition to collect materials for students in the Sioux Falls School District. Individuals wishing to donate can drop off supplies at either location July 19th—31st. The district…