Welcome to Walnut Valley Educational Foundation

     Since 1997, the  Walnut Valley Educational Foundation  has raised 
a million dollars for grants that fund innovative classroom projects
and provide scholarships to graduating seniors.

   The Foundation’s purpose is to raise and disperse funds – independent of the Walnut Valley Unified School District – to support enrichment and extra curricular programs. Funds are raised through individual and corporate donations, fund-raising events and a 4-week fee-based summer school program. The Foundation is a non-profit organization, classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501©3 organization. It is governed by a Board of Directors, which meets bi-monthly to conduct Foundation business, review funding requests and applications for student scholarships.


 All donations are fully tax deductible.
Ninety (90) percent of all donations are directed to fund the grants and scholarships. The remaining percentage is used for operating expenses, including bookkeeping, fax preparations and insurance costs.

Walnut Valley is fortunate to employ exceptionally well trained and creative educators who demonstrate their gift for teaching by creating new ways to enrich the learning of students. Grants are awarded for innovative classroom and school-wide programs, ranging from mini-grants of $300 for classroom materials to program grants of up to $7,500. Grants are awarded for: Technology,  Disadvantaged Youth, Fine Arts, Libraries, Athletics, Enrichment, Mini-grants (classroom materials).

Eight graduating seniors from the two comprehensive high schools and the continuation high school benefit from annual $1,000 scholarships. Scholarship categories include:

  • Visual/performing art
  • Industry technology
  • Teen citizenship (leadership)
  • Ron Hockwalt Memorial Scholarship   

In addition, two $1,000 staff scholarships – one for classified (non-teaching) and certificated (teacher and/or administrative) staff – are awarded annually based on merit.

   Two community wide events and a fee-based summer school program for elementary school students supplement personal and corporate donations. Proceeds from the summer school program fund the student and staff scholarships and many of the grant categories. The events include:

Teddy Bear Tea – A fun event that is attended annual by several hundred local residents, the Teddy Bear Tea funds the mini-grants to teachers to buy classroom materials.
Golf Tournament - Funds raised from the tournament support the athletics grant category.

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