• Donate by attending or supporting one of our fundraising events: Little Black Dress
Party, AppleFEST, and or the Celebrate Our Youth Breakfast.
• Give a cash gift during the direct mail Holiday Campaign at the end of each year.
• Make a designated donation towards an approved funding request.
• Give a gift in memory of special individuals who had a personal interest in the
education of our students.
You can support the work of the Yakima Schools Foundation in a number of ways:
The Yakima Schools Foundation welcomes Charitable Gifts in the form of:
The generous gifts and event proceeds we have received over the past few years have enabled the Yakima Schools Foundation to fund many programs, materials, and classroom supplies that promote learning. We fund leadership opportunities, music training, the arts, sports, field trips and participation in activities not covered by taxpayer funds.
Many of the grants we fund are done so in a financial partnership with other funding sources including additional grants, community funding, and PTA or ASB (student) fundraisers. Many of our grants are awarded by combining payroll deduction funds from district employees along with yearly interest earnings from our endowments.
Thanks to you, our generous, committed community, we have been able to provide opportunities for today’s students to learn, grow and join the ranks of so many who are now in a position to give back and support the next generation. We never take for granted the importance of this circle of life in the importance of building and supporting a healthy, thriving, learning community.
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Are you an employee of the Yakima School District?
Many of the educators who receive grants for their classrooms are surprised to hear that nearly all of the grants funded by the Yakima Schools Foundation include some financial support as the result of payroll deduction. It is this monthly support from employees that provides the spine for the hundreds of programs teachers, coaches and other educators often rely on for support to meet an important goal.
What’s more exciting than a brief conversation with an educator who’s been working diligently to find resources to support a program, only to receive that anticipated phone call that the money finally came through? It's when he or she learns that payroll deduction from district employees (sometimes along with additional community support), made it possible for a program to be funded, for students to compete in a regional conference, or for the approval of critical materials to help special needs students will now be available. Some of these grant requests are for $100 or $200. Some are for a couple thousand. But while these requests range in size, the sincerity and appreciation remains constant.
Yakima School District employees provide strong support through these ongoing donations. The amount of your donation can begin, end and be changed throughout the year. The monthly amount you have deducted from your check makes a huge difference. Your contribution supports and inspires the people who matter most to you – your class, your peers, your students, and the future of our whole community. It’s this contribution that makes excellence possible.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD THE PAYROLL INVESTMENT AUTHORIZATION FORM.
Please return the signed form to firstname.lastname@example.org - or mail
to the Yakima Schools Foundation, PO Box 1173, Yakima, WA 98907.
How to Donate
Payroll Investment Form