South Whidbey Schools Foundation
Children, families and the community benefit from having a strong school system.
South Whidbey is a community which supports quality education through its willingness to pass school levies and build facilities; high attendance at concerts and athletic events; and engagement with issues surrounding quality education. Even so, budgets are tight. Teachers with innovative ideas for classroom projects in their subject area often lack the funding for needed resources.
That’s where we come in. The South Whidbey Schools Foundation has a three-fold purpose:
providing financial support for projects outside the scope of the school district budget which foster educational excellence and innovative process for the benefit of students;
recognizing and rewarding teaching excellence through two annual awards;
serving as the administrative agency for numerous gifts from individuals and foundations, plus state and federal grants for activities and groups.
Contact Us: Email: SWSF@whidbey.com
Mail: SWSF / PO Box 24 / Freeland, WA 98249
View our annual report for the 2017/18 school year. 2018 SWSF Annual Report There's still time to make a donation to help fund teacher-requested classroom grants that enhance...read more
Steve Mooney of Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club stopped by and met with teacher John Lavassar and this year's fifth grade salmon ambassadors on Dec. 17. He presented a $1,500 check to fund this year's "Salmon in the Classroom" hands-on learning program --...read more
Neither dark skies nor rain could suppress the happiness generated during Thursday's South Whidbey Schools Foundation grants notification visit to teacher classrooms. SWSF Board President Shelly Ackerman was joined by VP Clyde Monma, plus Board Members Jean Shaw and...read more
On September 26 and 27, 5th- and 6th-grade students engaged in a Salish Sea Learning Expedition funded as an off-cycle grant from the Schools Foundation. In their grant request, teachers John LaVassar and Don Zisette wrote: "We feel that it is critical for our...read more
It's Back and It Begins This Wednesday!!! Our popular fundraiser for innovative classroom grants is back: Dine out Wednesdays for South Whidbey Schools. Every Wednesday in October when you eat at one of participating local restaurants on a Wednesday, you'll be...read more
New Foundation Board officers were voted in at this morning's June Board meeting at the South Whidbey Community Center. Shelly Ackerman is the new Board President and Clyde Monma is the new Board Vice President. Both are long-time volunteers in the South Whidbey...read more