Northshore School Foundation Impact

  • Written by David B. Clark
The Northshore Schools Foundation gave a special presentation on their 2017-2018 annual report at the October 22, 2018 Northshore School District Board meeting. Opening with the equally fun and inspiring acronym GRANTS: Giving to Really Awesome Northshore Teachers and Students, the foundation showed that their total assets as of June 30, 2018 were $311,212. The sources of income range from individual donors, corporate matching, and sponsors and grants among others.
The foundation provided a colorful graphic to help introduce the Northshore Schools Foundation to someone that may not know about the kind of work these amazing people do. Inspiring language including their grants for kids and their stronghold as a major support for the  Northshore  School  District.  Among the many things that the Northshore School Foundation does is provide the organization, planning, and roll-out of many of the educational and interactive events all around the district like the All in For Kids campaign ( and the Wine Walk (  on Saturday, November 10. The latter will give interested community members the chance to try some of Woodinville’s award-winning wines while shopping some of the new stores at Country Village. Make sure not to forget to bring your own glass for all of the amazing tasting sessions and order your tickets early.
The Northshore School Foundation’s presentation went on to highlight their strategic funding model which consists of four pillars: Engaged Students, Relevant Learning, Impactful Instruction, and Lifelong Success. The Northshore School Foundation’s mission is, “To raise funds and build partnerships to fill gaps in support of District priorities for educational success and excellence for all Northshore students, teachers, staff.”
The Foundation exemplified their impactful instructor pillar by noting their Innovative Educator Award winner this year was first grade teacher at Kenmore Elementary Dana Plant. Plant has taught in the district since 1992. Plant was awarded a grant for her work concerning outdoor education tied together with problem-based learning. Plant is the fifth recipient of the Foundation’s award, which honors NSD educators who demonstrate innovation in a way that makes a long-term impact on student learning.
The Northshore School Foundation funded nearly $19,000 in Relevant Learning grants with request reaching up to $40,000. It is clear that the educators are excited about new ways to boost their student’s education with innovative and applicable methods of teaching.

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