When was the Foundation launched?
Following its founding in 1994, the Foundation worked in our community to enhance and support our schools. It raised funds to benefit district programs and staff. In 2009, the Foundation became inactive; however, our Lewis-Palmer Schools Board of Education upheld its 501(c)(3) status and filings. For more information about the history of the Foundation, please visit Our History.
Does Lewis-Palmer School District 38 operate the Foundation?
No. We are operated by a Board of Trustees made up of community members who believe in our mission. Our bylaws require that one member of the current Board of Education sit on our Board of Trustees. Additionally, our bylaws require the District Superintendent serve as a non-voting member. This allows us to align our grants to best support the schools. For more information about our Board and Operating committee, visit our Who We Are page.
How does my donation get spent?
In two ways:
1. Through our innovation grants program: We will receive our first set of applications from educators in Fall 2023 with the expectation to grant funds in 2024. Our Board of Trustees will be responsible for determining which educators will receive grants and all community members will receive this information in January 2024 prior to the awarding of grants. For more information about our grants program, visit the What We Do page.
2. Through the Adopt-D38 program: Donors are responsible for directing how these funds are used: direct to a teacher, a grade level or a school. This program operates through the fall of each school year and funds are given directly to the schools through the Foundation.