Orange School Foundation is one of nearly 5,000 education foundations across the country that provides a source of revenue generation to their respective school districts. It is our goal to assist in decreasing the funding gap needed to support infrastructure, programming and a curriculum that enables our students to be ready in an increasingly competitive, global world.
As a nonprofit, qualified charitable organization, our role is to raise, handle and redirect money to Orange City School District that augments, supplements or complements programs and activities provided to our students.
We generate donations through several fundraising initiatives, including Wild for Orange, which can be acquired as unrestricted (the foundation board decides how to use them) or restricted (the donor specifies the way he/she wants the funds to be used) funds.
The foundation underwrites grants for programs and projects that are considered innovative, out of the ordinary and out of budget. It also funds technological and aesthetic enhancements, and special academic, artistic and athletic opportunities for students that would not otherwise be available. Grant requests can be submitted by any staff member or teacher within the school district. To learn more about the process, go to our grants page.
During the 2018-2019 school year, we donated over $26,000 to support grant requests that underwrote initiatives including:
- MHS Site Based Professional Learning Lab Classroom
- Playground Math Stencils
- Learning Language for Literacy Development
- Makerspace in Preschool
- Girls in Stem Fab Institutes
- Virtual Field Trips
- Live streaming announcements
- Alleviating Discomfiture
The foundation manages restricted funds that can be established “in honor of” or “in memory of” individuals, or can be awarded as scholarships to students – usually seniors – who demonstrate excellence and fulfillment of fund’s criteria. Individuals or family foundations can establish a Designated Fund at any time with a minimum contribution of $2,000. Additionally, donations can be made to any existing fund.
Orange Schools Foundation sells custom engraved bricks that are installed at the Orange High School stadium entrance plaza. With two size options, these bricks are a great way to honor a student, teacher, parent or family. Future generations will recognize and appreciate the tradition you help to create. Bricks can be purchased all year round and are ideal gifts for birthdays, reunions, achievements, honorariums, retirements, teach gifts, memorials and family legacies.