THE PAST year was full of growth for the Santa Fe Education Foundation.
According to their recently released annual report the foundation raised nearly $37 per student in 2014 with a total foundation income of about $171,000. That’s a huge bump up for the foundation, which supports and funds Santa Fe ISD programs, from 2010 when they raised about $11 per student for a total of about $48,000.
The bulk of this years income came from simple monetary donations from the public, about $100,000 in all.
Nearly all of that money went directly back to SFISD classrooms through the numerous programs given grants by the foundation.
District-wide projects receiving grants from SFEF in 2014 were Keith’s Anti-bullying Assemblies and lighting for SFISD’s all-district musical.
Projects at the high school, junior high and elementary schools included teacher workshops, supplementary education materials, new learning-based competitions, more books and technological devices, career exploration opportunities and interactive learning opportunities.
In total, 20 programs and projects became a reality with funding help from the SFEF.
Picture Caption – Santa Fe Texas Education Foundation was awarded a grant by State Farm for a special high school project to promote safe teen driving.