Educational Institutions

Kane Schools Foundation for Students

  • Kanab, UT
  • www.kanesf4students.org

Mission Statement

The Kane Schools Foundation for Students was formed to raise funds to improve and enhance the quality of public education in Kane County. The vision of the Foundation is a county community with excellent schools, where each student masters fundamental skills, where a variety of programs exist allowing students to discover their own interests, where all students are well prepared to enter the post high school world, where teachers are able to continually refine their teaching skills and, where diverse ideas and open discussion is encouraged to develop critical thought in young people, preparing them to fulfill their potential and become effective citizens.

Main Programs

  1. Reading Makes Cents
  2. Partners in Education
  3. Scholarships
  4. Grant for Technology Innovation 2011-2012
  5. 2013 Classroom Grants
  6. Classroom Grant 2014 Math
  7. Classroom Grant 2015 Science

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Utah

Spectacular Kane County, Utah

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer

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Mrs. Becky Glover

Co Principal Officer

Self-reported

Tracy Hiscock

Keywords

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Education, Literacy, Scholarship, Reading, Teachers, Schools, Books, classrooms,

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EIN

75-3134344

 Number

8359335422

Also Known As

KSFS

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Foundation seeks to unite the county community in the common goal of an excellent education for all students. Partnerships and sponsorships with local businesses and government agencies are constantly sought. The Foundation provides a secure tax advantage for donors and those wishing to leave property for an important and far reaching purpose. By combining community resources together for this common goal, the Foundation will be able to exponentially increase the amount of non-local funding which can be brought in, as well as multiplying the options for educational enhancement locally.

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

Reading Makes Cents

Reading Makes Cents is the literacy donation program for the Kane Schools Foundation, advertised by coin collection boxes at local businesses.  The highly visible coin boxes, built by high school student volunteers, encourage community support of literacy in Kane County. Reading Makes Cents funds also include memorial and individual contributions made in direct support of literacy. These funds are used to buy books and other literacy materials, and support library improvements for the students of Kane County.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$0.00

Program 2

Partners in Education

The Partner in Education program is focused on inviting new donors to the Foundation to support and/or enhance educational programs for Kane District students.There are levels of giving in the program, ranging from Gold Partner ($250) to Order of Regents ($25,000). Donors are rewarded with recognition certificates and their namesplaced on plaques located in the schools.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$100.00

Program 3

Scholarships

The Kane Schools Foundation distributes thousands of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school students in Kane County,
who are pursuing a post-secondary education.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 4

Grant for Technology Innovation 2011-2012

Beginning in 2011, the Foundation established a teacher grant competition, to encourage and support technology in our classrooms.
Research shows
that technology enhances student engagement in the content, thereby enhancing
learning. The Kane Schools Foundation for Students supports the use of
effective new technologies in our classrooms and is seeking funding to help the
District and our teachers improve instruction through technology.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 5

2013 Classroom Grants

The grant will provide financial support for effective and creative initiatives that engage students and improve their learning and achievement levels. The Kane Schools Foundation for Students supports new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and enhance student learning.

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None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 6

Classroom Grant 2014 Math

The grant will provide financial support for effective and creative initiatives that engage students and improve their learning and achievement levels. The Kane Schools Foundation for Students supports new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and enhance student learning. As we strive to provide funds for items not provided for in the regular school budget, and to uncover new, great practices in public education, we invite all the Kane District teachers and schools to apply for this grant.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 7

Classroom Grant 2015 Science

The grant will provide financial support for effective and creative initiatives that engage students and improve their learning and achievement levels. The Kane Schools Foundation for Students supports new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and enhance student learning. As we strive to provide funds for items not provided for in the regular school budget, and to uncover new, great practices in public education, we invite all the Kane District teachers and schools to apply for this grant.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Utah

Spectacular Kane County, Utah

Funding Needs

1.)Several years ago, the KSFS began to assist the School District in purchasing on online writing and assessment program. WE have contributed $2,000 per school year for this purpose. $2,000 2.)Books . The KSFS sponsors memorial book donations, placing the name of the person to be memorialized or honored on a bookplate inside the book. We also periodically purchase books for the District, when we are informed of a need. $3,000 to $5,000. 3.)Grant for Technology Innovation. Begun in 2011, the KSFS will require $5,000 annually for this program. 4.) Assistance with Director Salary. The KSFS Director is paid by the School District as an Independent Contractor.  Due to District budget cuts, the Director’s hours were cut by 15 hours a week in 2009, to only 8 hours a week. The KSFS needs to restore the Director’s salary in order to keep the organization vital and growing. $15,000

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Kane Schools Foundation for Students

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Becky Glover

Co Principal Officer

Tracy Hiscock

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"A nonprofit education foundation is a rare thing in a small place. The education foundations in the urban areas of our state bring in ten or twenty times as much as we do, following the trend of growth of public education foundations. They are the centers of large, regional businesses, who contribute to their growth and financial stability. It is a challenge to create and nurture a school foundation in a place where no one is famous, or very wealthy, where most businesses are small and there are many low income and undereducated residents.  It is a challenge to apply for grants and be disadvantaged only because of the size of the student population to benefit. Yet, we are meeting these challenges, uniting our community  and slowly gaining support outside of our county.  We are unique."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Michael East

CEO South Central Communications

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