The Van Vleck Independent School District Education Foundation (VVISDEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization whose sole purpose is to garner community support of maximizing resources that enrich teaching, inspire learning, and create additional educational opportunities for all students and educators within the school district.
The VVISDEF was established primarily to raise funds and award grants for innovative educational programs and activities that are not covered by the district’s general operating budget. Our organization is governed by a voluntary board of directors who personally contribute and raise funds each year through donations from local businesses, community members, organizations, parents and alumni. The foundation aims to achieve its mission by directing resources toward the following goals:
- §Enhance academic performance and enrich educational opportunities for students
- §Support and recognize educators for innovative efforts and exemplary teaching
- §Partner with, involve, and engage the community in assuring a quality education is available to the leaders and workforce of tomorrow
Our pilot grant process was implemented in the spring of 2016 and allowed for the VVISDEF to award the first five innovative teaching grants in the amount of approximately $200 each. All VVISD educators are invited to submit applications for grants as individuals or departments. Applicants are required to substantiate their requests with researched information supporting the costs, needs and prospective benefits associated with the proposed program. Recipients selected by the VVISDEF Grant Review Committee must agree to measure the impacts and report on the progress and outcome of their funded program(s) to the foundation.
We are asking you to support the students in our community by making a contribution to the VVISDEF. Your valued contribution will be used towards funding one or more grants for the 2018-2019 school year. The following are the sponsorship opportunities available through the VVISDEF:
Diamond Level $10,000 & Up
Platinum Level $1,000 & $9,999
Gold Level $500 - $999
Silver Level $250 - $499
Bronze Level $100 - $249
In recognition and appreciation of your support, we will work with you to find appropriate placement for your brand or name on VVISDEF communication materials such as grants, press releases, flyers, signage, and more based on your contribution. Furthermore, we will not approach you for additional funds this school year out of respect and gratitude for your generous gift.
We strongly believe that excellence in education is essential to the economic and social health of our overall community. Let us continue working together to provide educators and students with the best educational resources possible to enhance teaching and learning opportunities in our schools.
John R. O'Brien