The mission of the Ballard Education Foundation is to enhance the educational experiences and opportunities available to students of Ballard Community Schools by partnering with individuals, alumni, businesses, organizations and community.
The vision of the Ballard Education Foundation is to actively seek resources to impact the programs of Ballard Community Schools. And ultimately, the foundation objective is to become a local organization to which people will consider contributing resources in support of the students and staff of Ballard Community Schools.
In the fall of 2013, the Ballard School Board and Huxley Enhancement and Recreational Organization (HERO) jointly funded a feasibility study to determine if establishing an education foundation would make sense for the district. Prior to the study, seeking contributions have been undertaken at the school, club, class and/or parent support group level, with limited systems in place to coordinate and facilitate the district’s total fundraising efforts. As a result of the study, it was clear that a foundation would be a tremendous asset to the Ballard Community Schools.
A board of directors was established in the fall of 2014, and the Ballard Education Foundation officially became a 501 (c) (3) not for profit corporation in February 2015.