Educational Institutions

Belton Educational Foundation

  • Belton, MO
  • www.BeltonFoundation.org

Mission Statement

Belton Educational Foundation will provide funding to enrich educational opportunities and encourage innovation to maximize the learning potential of every student attending the Belton School District.

Main Programs

  1. Math/Science Technology Initiatives
  2. Nutritional Program
  3. Mental Health Programs
  4. Scholarships
Service Areas

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Missouri

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 2007

Self-reported

Mrs. Heather McFarland

Keywords

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Education, Cass County, Literacy, Math, Science

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EIN

43-1942967

 Number

1799328254

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

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Overview

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In 2015, the Belton Educational Foundation - awarded $49,747 in grants to schools within the Belton School District. The foundation also awarded $18,510 in scholarships to graduating seniors, so that these students may further their education. In addition the Foundation works with the Belton School District to secure funds for the ACCESS program which provides school-based mental health services. The Belton Educational Foundation in 2016 will award teacher grants for innovative projects, award scholarships for seniors, and work to grow our endowment to ensure the perpetuity of the Foundation and its programs for generations to come.

Programs

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Program 1

Math/Science Technology Initiatives

Teacher/School Grants (in the following areas) ScienceTechnologyEngineeringArtsMathematicsCommunication ArtsSpecial Initiatives Teacher Enrichment New Teacher SupportExcellence in Teaching Award

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$41,000.00

Program 2

Nutritional Program

With 52 percent of the students in the Belton School District receiving free and reduced lunch, having access to nutrition can be a struggle for some of our children. As a result, the District has partnered with Harvesters to provide the BackSnack program to 220 of our students in Kindergarten to sixth grade each week. The program provides nutritional kid-friendly food to students over the weekend. Funding for over 50 percent of these BackSnacks is provided by local donors. In addition the Foundation has established two Pirate Pantries. One located inside of our Middle School Building and one inside of our High School. This program serves approximately 60 students each week.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$20,700.00

Program 3

Mental Health Programs

The Foundation secured over $275,000 in funding from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and the district through Pathways Behavioral Healthcare will provide four full-time therapists and one part-time therapist for students and their families during school hours in our school buildings. The ACCESS program will continue during the 2015 - 2016 school year. As a result of this program teachers and counselors in the district have expressed a decrease in negative behaviors that disturbed the learning environment and caused trauma to other students in the district.

Category

Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 4

Scholarships

We provide scholarships to students attending college or who have been selected to participate in special leadership opportunities.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$14,600.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

Funding Needs

$4,000 to fund New Teacher Support Funding for Innovative Teaching Grants Funding for Pirate Pantries

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BELTON EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Belton Educational Foundation

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Heather McFarland

BIO

Heather McFarland has ten years of fundraising experience. She possesses a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Creighton University and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Kenny Southwick

Community Volunteer

Term: Jan 2015 - Jan 2017

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