The Omaha Schools Foundation is currently accepting requests for the funding of classroom projects designed by Principals and Teachers to enhance the curriculum and promote the success of their students.

Day in and day out the Principals and Teachers of the Omaha Public Schools are creating innovative curriculum strands to stimulate and enrich their students' learning. Often these projects are under-funded or the school is not able to implement it at all due to lack of resources.

The key mission of the Omaha Schools Foundation is to provide students and staff of the Omaha Public Schools academic programs, enrichment activities and professional opportunities which are beyond the budget constraints of the Omaha School District. Accomplishment of this mission supports the curriculum of the Omaha Public Schools and helps sustain this community's tradition of excellence in integrated living and learning.

To carry out this mission, the Omaha Schools Foundation seeks private and corporate contributions and gifts. The Foundation is unique in that, unlike many available fund-raising platforms, it does not charge any fees associated with making a donation or using the Omaha Schools Foundation Social Media to promote classroom project requests.

Requests

To make a request, teachers and principals should go to our online request form found here:

Once your project has been approved we will post your request online and a donation form will be available through our Search Tool on every page of the site.

Current Projects

The Dundee Reading Center Gets Technical

OPS Dundee Reading CenterAlissa Anderson is lighting the imaginations of her third graders on fire! At Dundee teachers use a program called Imagine Learning. This program is used to teach phonics, parts of speech, and other important grade level reading skills.

Read more: The Dundee Reading Center Gets Technical

Golden Sower Books for Crestridge 4th, 5th, 6th Graders

Crestridge Magnet CenterJennifer Yannone, the Gifted & Talented Facilitator, at Crestridge Magnet Center is requesting money to buy multiple sets of this years Golden Sower Intermediate books. The OPS Gifted and Talented Program and Library Services are joining forces to hold a Golden Sower Competition. Jennifer would like to use multiple copies of the books to encourage more students (including those not in the GATE program) to participate in the program.

Read more: Golden Sower Books for Crestridge 4th, 5th, 6th Graders

Burke Instrumental Music Needs Your Help

Dear Burke Band Boosters,

The Burke Instrumental Music Department started the 2016-2017 school year with the goal to raise $15,000.00. We are raising funds in order to purchase two sousaphones, one full size tuba and one bass clarinet. These instruments are essential in providing a quality ensemble, which will enhance the education of our students.

Read more: Burke Instrumental Music Needs Your Help

OSF and Fontenelle Forest Invest in Success

Raptor Recovery CenterThe Omaha Public Schools and the Omaha Schools Foundation have many wonderfully successful Community Partnerships and Fontenelle Forest Nature Center is a stand-out. The H2O program is part of the H2O: Missouri River Science Education Initiative funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust, the Omaha Schools Foundation and the William Leopard Charitable Lead Trust.

Read more: OSF and Fontenelle Forest Invest in Success

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