Educational Institutions

Wylie Isd Education Foundation Inc

  • Wylie, TX
  • www.wisdfoundation.org

Mission Statement

TO PROMOTE QUALITY EDUCATION BY SUPPORTING ENHANCEMENTS THROUGH INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES IN THE WYLIE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.

Main Programs

  1. Classroom Grants
  2. Scholarships
Service Areas

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Texas

The Wylie ISD Education Foundation serves four cities, Wylie, Sachse, Murphy and St. Paul, located in Collin County.

ruling year

2003

Executive Director since 2010

Self-reported

Mrs. Jordan Adams

Keywords

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Education K-12

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EIN

14-1859786

 Number

4643209921

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Our Foundation believes strongly that if you have the chance to change a life, you should. We provide teachers and students the "extras" through our classroom grants. Our entire existence is to enrich education and learning for every student. Each school district wants the very best for their students; and the extras to provide the best comes with a price tag. Fortunately , the Wylie community chooses to embrace and support this effort - because in doing so, they're changing lives.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Classroom Grants

We give classroom grants each year to the teaching staff in the Wylie Independent School District. They apply for grants to better their classrooms and make learning a little easier for their students. Our goal is to support them in their endeavors.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$150,000

Program 2

Scholarships

Scholarship to graduating high school seniors.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$50,000

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Though many parents have never heard of their local K-12 education foundation, chances are their children are impacted daily by the foundation's work. While each foundation is unique in its operation, its programs and the resources it provides to its community, all share a common commitment to improve education at the local level. WEF works to create a better future for the WISD students and the local community through their support of programs such as arts, music, gardens, special education and STEM. The belief is that strong schools build strong communities.

    The money given to the Foundation has a direct impact on our kids. Some of it makes college tuition a little easier to handle, some of it goes to programs that make school a little more special and some of it just make it a little easier to go to school at all.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    When looking at programs to fund, focus toward the district's goals is at the forefront of every decision. A strong partnership with the school district is critical in maintaining value and trust. The Wylie ISD faculty set goals and objectives. The foundation's mission is to help them meet and exceed these high standards. Wylie ISD is an incredible school district to be a part of and it is an honor to work alongside Superintendent, Dr. Vinson to help fulfill his vision for all 21 campuses.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The foundation could not function with such vast capacity without its volunteers. Each and every volunteer is a huge asset for the foundation. From Watch Dog Dads who donate their hours to those who give their spare time to help pull off events such as Annual Gala or the Dash in the Dark 5K – we value each and every person who gives of their time. Marcia Coker, facility manager for Wylie ISD says, “I choose to commit my time and money because we not only touch the lives of kids today, we assist the generations to come." The impact of the foundation is that big!

    The money that donors give through our major events help fund grants that bring programs to the kids of Wylie ISD that otherwise would not exist.



  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We implemented a "grants in action" process. The faculty will fill out a progress report via google docs that will allow us to see where they are currently verses projected on all their original goals/objectives. We then set up a time to come to the classrooms to see the grants in action for ourselves. The last step is to invite the local newspaper in to do a story. The expectations are set from the time the faculty applies for the grant so there are no surprises.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Last year we had a total of 125 grants written with an ask of over $300,000. We funded 57 grants at $150,000. We are looking to fill that gap by raising additional funds, targeting specifically the parents of our students and going additional grant writing.

    Our grant application was designed to be universal, using an industry standard format. This structure will allow us to take the ask externally and without a ton of extra work to help fill the funding gap.

    Due to time and staff constraints, we have not been able to do a lot of the additional grant writing.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

The Wylie ISD Education Foundation serves four cities, Wylie, Sachse, Murphy and St. Paul, located in Collin County.

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WYLIE ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
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Wylie Isd Education Foundation Inc

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Executive Director

Mrs. Jordan Adams

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Bryan Brokaw

Edward Jones

Term: June 2016 - June 2017

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