Hood River County Education Foundation

Hood River County Education Foundation

Sponsored by Cardinal Glass

1009 Eugene Street
Hood River, OR 97031
541-387-5713
www.hrcef.org
ed.foundation@hoodriver.k12.or.us

Mission
Enhancing education for students of Hood River County School District by providing financial support for programs, services, and scholarships.
Vision
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 $730,000 in scholarships, $193,000 in Teacher Grants, enables 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.

 

– PROGRAM OVERVIEW –

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 over 25 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:

Scholarships:
The Education Foundation currently has 33 scholarship funds to assist Hood River Valley High School graduates attending college or technical schools. More than 675 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. To date, over 265 Teaching Grants have been awarded.

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

– GIVING OPPORTUNITIES –

Individual & Family Memberships
Your Annual Membership supports all of the Education Foundation’s major programs as well as smaller or one-time projects like Music in the Schools and Hood River Reads. Various membership levels are offered so that everyone can participate in supporting our schools. Go to www.hrcef.org today to join!

Business Memberships
The three intersecting circles of the Education Foundation’s logo represent Education, Community, and Business. In a thriving community, it is imperative that local businesses support local schools to build a well-educated populace. It’s easy to do your part by becoming a Business Member on our website at www.hrcef.org.

Estate and Planned Giving
A planned gift is a major gift made during your lifetime or as part of your overall estate plan. Please consider including the Education Foundation in your estate planning. We can help you create your ideal legacy program, whether it be an endowed, named scholarship or teaching grant, or maybe a gift for a specific course of study near to your heart. For more information, call the Education Foundation at 541-387-5713 or email us at: ed.foundation@hoodriver.k12.or.us

Targeted Donations
Make a direct donation to support your favorite program:
The Opportunity Campaign
Innovative Teaching Grants
Scholarships
Music in the Schools

Donations can be made by check or credit card. Details at www.hrcef.org.

We also welcome event sponsorships, endowments, challenge grants, direct gifts, and new scholarships. All creative fundraising ideas are welcome!