Keeping Your Dollars Local
Since 2003, the Vacaville Public Education foundation has partnered local business and the greater community of Vacaville to raise money for our local schools. To date, we have helped our community raise $4,000,000 for the teachers and students of the Vacaville public school system. We fund programs that educate, enrich and keep our children healthy. Things like field trips, lab equipment, robotics, health programs, sports, music, books, curriculum and many others that help our students be the best they can be. Over the last few years we have paid extra interest to our Title I Schools. We know at these schools some of the kids may face extra barriers and, in some cases, can use a little extra help. We try to put our donor dollars to work helping these campuses with extra activities and support.
The Vacaville Public Education Foundation is an independent 501(c)3. We are all volunteer and have no paid staff. We are not a part of the school district or school site. We work closely with local public schools in order to achieve goals we set together to better meet the needs of our students. VPEF serves students by working strategically with local schools to determine the greatest needs of our local schools, teachers and students. Our grants go directly to teachers, we never pass the funds through the district and always ensure they have the most impact for students.
We typically disburse funds annually through a classroom grant program. This happens every September and provides our teachers and your kids with direct funding in the form of grants of up to $1000 per classroom. These funds provide creative enrichment opportunities for their students; field trips to science or history museums, school wide assemblies, special kinds of technology or innovative classroom tool, for example. We try to balance grants between schools in Vacaville and allocate them according to population across all schools. Unfortunately, the need often outweighs what we can fund. That is why we need your help!
VPEF also provides a number of specialty grants to district schools specifically grants to focus on children’s literacy in our schools from the generous support of John and Diane Thompson. We specifically fund STEM activities in all of our schools annually from Genentech.
Every dollar you donate goes to helping a teacher or student in Vacaville!