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

2018/19 School-year Classroom Grants Delivered

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...

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October Dine Out Wednesdays for South Whidbey Schools

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...

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Ackerman and Monma Elected as New President and Veep

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...

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Gala Tickets and Sponsorships

  Tickets are going, going, -- almost gone for this year’s SW Schools Foundation Gala on June 2 at Comforts on Whidbey Winery.   Click here and get yours now (while they last): https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3387782   Local therapist and mindfulness coach,...

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SWSF / PO Box 24 / Freeland, WA 98249

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2018/19 School-year Classroom Grants Delivered

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...

Salish Sea Expedition Educates 5th and 6th Graders about Puget Sound

  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...

October Dine Out Wednesdays for South Whidbey Schools

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...

Ackerman and Monma Elected as New President and Veep

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...

Schools Foundation Ends Year with Successful Gala and Teacher Awards

The South Whidbey Schools Foundation followed up its annual fundraising gala--which raised a record $22,000--with the presentation of two annual teacher awards at the close of the school year. The June 2 dinner and auction gala was held at Comforts on Whidbey Winery...