Welcome to the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation – where our public schools are our priority. We live in a community that has a long history of supporting and valuing public education. We are a source of funding for enhancement, modernization and innovation in White Salmon Schools. Every year we are able to offer at least $40,000 to all of three schools via two grant cycles. With many volunteer opportunities available within our organization, you can help us continue to grow and sustain this beneficial funding source. With government budgets not fully covering the costs of education, it becomes even more important that our community steps up to help make our schools the schools we want them to be. And we are!
The Foundation was founded in April 2006 out of the belief that we could call on the community to help our schools enhance the quality of instruction by targeting funds to pay for high-quality educational materials, experiences and professional development.
Our granting process encourages programs that emphasize project-based learning and the use of technology as an instructional tool. It also encourages projects that engage students at all academic levels and learning styles in meaningful problem solving and teamwork, and encourages the integration of community volunteers/mentors who can bring real life connections to learning experiences.