The Westside Community Schools Foundation provides a way for students, teachers, employees and residents of the School District to obtain funds for educational and innovative programs and purposes. Through our grant program, we help provide funding not fully available through state, federal or district revenues.
During 2015 the Foundation gave $25,000 in grants to support educational programs in the District. These grants include reading intervention, MakerSpace & Tinker Lab development and a pedometer project to encourage a healthier and more active lifestyle. The Foundation supports these, and other projects throughout the District that would otherwise not be funded by the General Fund Budget.
If you would like to help fund some of the requests that were not granted this year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (402) 390-2193 for more information.
To request a grant for the 2016-2017 school year, please download and submit the form below.
Applications should be submitted to:
1101 South 90th Street, Omaha, NE
Special Academic Competition Grant
A special academic competition grant is available to Westside teams (non-athletic) and individuals that have successfully advanced beyond a state competition and have the opportunity to compete on a national or global level.
Funding is limited to:
- Hotels for the competition
- Entry fees for the competition
- Hotels for chaperones and drivers
- Daily stipends and team shirts that reference Westside will be considered.
Documentation must be provided to justify these cost. Priority is given to programs that do not get district funding or have parent associations.
In every four-year window, you may only receive funding twice. The window starts the first year you receive funds. To be eligible, the group must fill out a proposal form from the Foundation. Any group or individual who receives funding must attend a foundation meeting after the competition to demonstrate or tell of their experience.
Funds must be requested before the event. Groups can’t use this money to cover the costs of competitions that have already occurred. As a general rule, no group should not expect to receive more than $3,000, however, exceptions will be made, if there are unique circumstances.