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Hood River County Education Foundation

Hood River County Education Foundation

Sponsored by Cardinal Glass

1011 Eugene Street
Hood River, OR 97031

Enhancing education for students of Hood River County School District by providing financial support for programs, services, and scholarships.
A community that values and supports education, where students are prepared to succeed, and where teachers are supported and valued in their work.
Community Impact
Since 1991, the Education Foundation has provided over $1,000,000 in scholarships, $275,000 in Teacher Grants, enabled access to Middle School Sports for all students, and supported Music in the Schools, Hood River Reads, Artists in Residence, and many other education initiatives.



The Hood River County Education Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1991 that has been supporting the students, teachers and staff of the Hood River County School District for 28 years. Through the generous donations of individuals and businesses in our community, as well as by soliciting grants from outside organizations, the Education Foundation has funded many educational initiatives, including our flagship programs:

The Education Foundation currently has 35 scholarship funds to assist Hood River Valley High School graduates attending college or technical schools. More than 750 students have received scholarships through the Foundation.

Innovative Teaching Grants
By awarding grants for creative classroom projects or materials that fall outside the school district budget, teachers and staff can offer students unique and valuable learning experiences.

The Opportunity Campaign:
Our current fundraising initiative fills the gap left by decreased state funding by subsidizing fees for economically disadvantaged kids to participate in middle school sports and after-school activities.

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