After much consideration, the Foundation board discontinued the Fund-a-Need program due to high administrative costs and declining interest. During our annual strategic planning meeting at which the board reviews Foundation programs, goals, and action plans for the future, Fund-a-Need was discussed at length. The discussion included a review of comments from the annual Teacher Advisory Council, Principals Meetings, and input from DCS staff attending the planning session, including: Superintendent Dr. Ed Nichols, Dr. Kathy Rains, Dr. Rachel Poovey, Dr. Tommy Davis, Lee Lott (teacher and DCSF Boardmember), and Board of Education President, Karen Duke.
If you would like to continue supporting programs at an individual school, simply click the Donate button at the top of this page and specify which school in the purpose section. The donation will be passed-through directly to the school.
How We Measure Results
From 2012 through 2015, the Foundation supported the online giving program that matched donors to specific classroom needs. When a grant was fulfilled and funds were dispersed, the teacher provided a written description and/or photographs of the program upon implementation to the Foundation. After 3 years the Foundation reviewed the results of the Fund-a-Need online giving program. It was determined to be cost prohibitive to continue the program.
2012 – 2015
$21, 308.50 Total Donations to Fund-a-Need Proposals
# 81 Total # of Grants Partially or Fully Funded
#171 Total # of Donors
#182 Total # of Participating Teachers
All 19 schools within the district were encouraged to participate in Fund-a-Need.