Welcome to the Dallas Education Foundation!
Dallas Education Foundation (DEF) is a community based foundation created to enhance and supplement the educational opportunities and needs of students and staff in the Dallas School District. In 2002, the Dallas Education Fund (DEF) began with an anonymous donation. Over the years, the foundation has received donations and grants from local businesses, community members, school district employees, school district retirees and local community groups. In 2007, the Dragon Run was organized and the Dallas Education Foundation was designated as its sole beneficiary. In 2012, after receiving non-profit 501c3 status from the IRS, the Dallas Education Foundation was established. Our board is comprised of community members who volunteer their time and who are dedicated to the education of Dallas and its students.
2020-2021 Education Grants
The purpose of the Dallas Education Foundation (DEF) is to enhance and supplement the educational opportunities and needs of students and staff in the Dallas School District. We primarily do this through the funding of teacher grants.
We are now ready to accept applications for the 2020-2021 school year and are excited to hear from teachers about the projects they would like to us to fund. We prioritize requests that impact the largest amounts of students over a longer period of time, and we also recognize the value of innovation in the classroom and encourage any teacher who dreams of trying something new, but hasn't been able to because of resources, to apply.
Deadline is December 18, 2020.
New this year, we will be asking for impact statements (and hopefully photos) from those who receive grants. This information is vitally important as we continue to raise funds to support the district.
I am the contact person for the grants this year, so feel free to email me if you have a question or need additional information.
Thank you so much for your support and we wish you a wonderful school year!
Amy Aebi, DEF Vice-President
Apply for your grant here
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We recently were granted status as a participating non-profit in the Oregon Cultural Trust. The Oregon Cultural Trust is our state’s thank you gift for your generous support of Dallas Education Foundation. Donors who contribute to Oregon cultural nonprofits, including ours, then make a matching donation to the Trust, can receive a 100% state tax credit on the Cultural Trust donation, up to $500 per individual, $1,000 per household and $2,500 per Class-C Corporation.