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We Are The Thread

The Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation believes a successful public education system depends on three pillars: motivated students, caring adults, and an engaged community. We are connectors, helping educators address the sometimes-competing interests of these stakeholders while embracing the unique tapestry of cultures, languages, belief systems, and socio-economic backgrounds the district serves. The Foundation funds excellence, because we see a direct correlation between KCPS student success and quality of life in Kansas City.

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Our Programs

The Foundation funds a variety of KCPS Educational Initiatives and Impact Programs that encourage innovation and support student enrichment. Donations are tax deductible, and contributions stay within the district.

KCPS Educator Grants

Empowering educators to bring to life education-related passion projects that impact student learning

Teacher of the Year

Annual sponsorship that honors the KCPS educators across the district.

Annual KCPSFest School Supply Drive

Back-to-school kickoff, free backpacks, immunizations and more for all KCPS students.

KCPSEF State of the Schools Leadership Breakfast

Annual community breakfast fundraiser

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One of the Foundation’s most important goals is to foster big ideas KCPS educators have for driving innovation in the classroom. To that end, any district administrator, teacher, principal, therapist, or counselor can apply for a Foundation Instructional Grant to fund a qualified passion project, as long as the project’s intended purpose aligns with the organization’s defined funding priorities. Teachers, as well as other KCPS staff, can also add their own financial support to KCPS students by donating to the Foundation through payroll deduction.

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While no one can do everything, it is the Foundation’s belief that everyone can do something to help enrich the educational experience of KCPS students. Donors have a variety of options for sharing financial gifts.

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