Educational Institutions

Decorah Community School District Foundation

  • Decorah, IA
  • www.decorah.k12.ia.us/foundation

Mission Statement

The Decorah Community School Foundation, founded in 1991, is devoted to increasing resources for District students, and to excellence in the educational opportunities, services, and facilities of the Decorah Community Schools.

Main Programs

  1. College Scholarships to Decorah School Graduates
Service Areas

Self-reported

Iowa

Serves the Decorah School District (Iowa)

ruling year

1994

President

Self-reported

Jenny Werner

Keywords

Self-reported

Post-secondary scholarships

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2013.
Register now

EIN

42-1406172

 Number

1680384854

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

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?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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

Program 1

College Scholarships to Decorah School Graduates

One Time and Renewable Scholarship awards based on academic achievement, community involvement and financial need.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$100,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

Iowa

Serves the Decorah School District (Iowa)

Funding Needs

College Scholarships Through the generosity and support of individuals, organizations, and businesses, the Decorah Community School District Foundation has had the honor and privilege of awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to well over 1000 Decorah High School graduates pursuing a post-secondary education. This Foundation brings donors and students together through the administration of scholarship awards for post secondary education. We have awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants and scholarships to over 1000 Decorah Students since we began in 1991. This program is locally managed by an all volunteer community board. Educational Projects and Programs Excel Endowments Beginning in 2001, these grants are awarded to 6th through 11th grade students, and provide them stipends for academic, technical, and arts-related opportunities that are not available through the district's regular academic and cultural programs. Often these are summer programs such as music or language camps, writing workshops, and science, engineering and technology programs. Freerking Spanish Study Grant This is an endowed scholarship created by DHS alumnus, David Anderson, that is awarded to a DHS student or recent graduate who is enrolled in an immersion experience in a Spanish speaking country. Faculty Development Award An endowed scholarship funded through the foundation granted to a faculty member of the Decorah Community School District for work toward an advanced degree.

External Reviews

Source: greatnonprofits.org

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

DECORAH COMM SCHOOL DIST FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

Sign in or create an account to view this information

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • Board Chair
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Decorah Community School District Foundation

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • Board Chair
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

President

Jenny Werner

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jenny Werner

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?