The Edison Foundation awards grants to teachers and staff in the fall and spring of each school year. The board considers grant proposals for classroom curriculum, educational supplies, continuing education for faculty, department needs and physical improvements to the school.
We welcome Designated Donor gifts from alumni and community supporters which enable donors to make restricted tax-deductible gifts to the Edison departments of their choice.
The Edison Foundation was incorporated in the state of Oklahoma in 1994 as a public non-profit organization and was granted 501(3)(c) status by the Internal Revenue Service.
As the Foundation continues to grow, so do the ideas and dreams for ways of securing donations. The Foundation will again host our most ambitious and successful fundraiser, Eagles’ Roost Home Tour, and the wonderful “Barnes and Noble” fundraiser.
The 2009-2009 Board focus is funding excellence in education for Edison Preparatory School!
The Edison Foundation’s mission is to enhance each student’s educational experience through grants for classroom materials, informative programs and continuing education programs for Edison teachers. These grants enable educational opportunities and programs that would not be available due to budget constraints in the public school system.
GRANT SELECTION CRITERIA
Grants are awarded to projects that enhance the learning experience of students and provide continued excellence at Edison. The goal of the foundation is to assist, facilitate, and develop innovative programs that improve the curriculum and to provide financial assistance for Edison students, continuing education for faculty and physical improvements to the school.
TYPES OF GRANTS
- Faculty/Student Enrichment - Provides funds for faculty, students, and administrators to participate in seminars and workshops where they can improve their skills.
- Artist/Specialist in Residence - Brings artists/specialists to the students to demonstrate and share knowledge as well as to inspire and foster enthusiastic attitudes.
- Specialized Equipment - Acquires equipment and material to enhance student learning.
- Designated Gifts - Gifts can be given to the foundation with restrictions that specify the department or activity to be funded.
GUIDELINES FOR GRANT PROPOSALS
- A proposal must be submitted in writing and bear the signatures of the principal and department chair.
- It should include a description and justification that a layman can understand.
- It should be cost effective.
- It should support classroom activities.
- It should support activities that cannot be funded by the school district funds.
The Foundation will consider grant applications twice a year. All grants for consideration must be placed in the Foundation mailbox, located in the main office, on or prior to the following due dates of the current year