The Greendale Education Foundation, Inc. is committed to bringing together community support and resources to meet the needs of students, educators, families and community members.
The Greendale Education Foundation, Inc. envisions a community where all essential supports are provided to youth and families to ensure students of all abilities develop to their fullest potential.
Since 1998 the Foundation has provided nearly $300,000 in funding for things such as iPads for classrooms, the state-of-the-art sound system for the Greendale High School auditorium, Service-Learning projects such as Empty Bowls, programs for parents like the Parents as Partners Conference, literacy programs for elementary students, and countless other projects that enhance what the schools provide for the students education and development.
Greendale Education Foundation | FAQs
What is the Greendale Education Foundation?
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that raises money to fund innovative educational programs and opportunities for Greendale Schools. A volunteer board of directors governs the Foundation. The Greendale Education Foundation was established in 1998, and donated nearly $300,000 in that time for classroom projects and scholarships.
When and why was Greendale Education Foundation established?
A group of committed citizens, along with the superintendent of schools, established the EFG in 1998. The founders’ goal was to generate financial support to provide educational opportunities and resources for students in the Greendale School District. Those resources include financial support, materials, and services that can be used for programs and projects enhance or supplement what teachers are doing in classrooms and around the district.
How does the Greendale Education Foundation acquire funding?
The Foundation raises money and resources to support educational programs not funded by regular school district revenue sources.
These resources can come from:
How does the Greendale Education Foundation distribute its resources?
Teachers and staff write grants each year for projects. We also fund the Gertrude Bates Scholarship for music education and other scholarships for Greendale High School seniors.
How can I help the Greendale Education Foundation?
You support is vital, and we welcome your contributions of time and treasure. All donations are tax deductible. You can help the students of Greendale School District and children in our community by making a donation of:
Donations can be mailed to:
Greendale Education Foundation
Greendale, WI 53129
How do I know that teachers' proposals are sound, and that my donation materials will be used as promised?
The Greendale Education Foundation works directly with the Greendale teachers or staff who submitted the grant request. Our grants committee verifies all details of the proposal and determines their worthiness in relation to the strategic goals of the school district and the goals of the Foundation.
How do I know that my donation went toward the project I chose?
You will receive a receipt for tax purposes, plus a thank you note from those involved in a sponsored project.
How can I donate? Gifts can be sent to:
Greendale Education Foundation, Inc.
Greendale, WI 53129
(414) 423-2700, Ext 2702
What does the Foundation do for Greendale schools?
There are many needs in our district that the Greendale Education Foundation helps meet when teachers write grants. From Lunch Bunch Book Clubs for elementary students, to iPads for middle school math, to college scholarships for Greendale seniors, we support children and schools.