Invest in Success
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.
Once your project has been approved we will post your request online and a donation form will be created. Use the Search Tool below to find a project.
Invest in Success: Funding Classroom Projects
Fuel for Active Lifestyles
Some of our OPS students need financial assistance because their families don't qualify for free or reduced lunch and therefore these students are not getting the nutrition they need to complete their school day. We have established an account for donations to assist these students as healthy nutritious meals enhance their academic performance and provide fuel for active lifestyles.
If you would like your donation to benefit a specific school, please write in the name of the school in the field, "Donate to a Specific School."
Thank you for your consideration of this request as we strive to serve all of our OPS students by attending to their physical, emotional and academic needs.
South High Show Choir Needs Your Help
This year, the South High Ambassadors are competing throughout Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri. As an ensemble, we are excited to compete against groups we do not typically see! From costume changes to arrangements, character shoes and show bands, show choir can be very expensive. Our school administration has provided not only financial support but active encouragement as we strive to make the 2017-2018 edition of the Ambassadors the best we can be.
Digital Portfolios to Measure Classroom Growth
Annette Willett needs your help. She would like to add 6 Apple iPads to her first-grade classroom resource library. The iPads will give her students access to programs that reinforce math and reading skills. These programs help differentiate learning to better meet the individual learning needs of her first-graders. The iPads will help Annette's students build digital portfolios to be shared with their parents and guardians. The portfolios and learning programs will also show growth throughout the year.
Lewis and Clark Direct Giving Campaign
Attention Lewis and Clark Middle School Families
We need your help! Please make a donation to Lewis and Clark Middle School!
Lewis & Clark’s 2nd Annual Donation Fundraiser is about to kick off! This is a direct giving campaign.
ALL money raised goes to Lewis & Clark’s PTO and directly supports our students and teachers. We are accepting donations October 16-November 3; however, you can donate at any time throughout the year. Our goal is to raise $5,000.
We Are Jackson! Believe! Achieve! Succeed!
Washington PTO Annual Fund Drive
The Washington Elementary PTO supports the students, teachers, facilities and community of Washington Elementary School. Our yearly expenses go directly into your child's classroom through teacher grants, purchasing of classroom equipment, field trips and upkeep/improvements to the school. The PTO also cares for the school grounds and participates in neighborhood events, making the entire Washington community a wonderful place. Without contributions from Washington families and community these things cannot happen.
Technology in Classroom Math
Alissa Anderson teaches 4th grade at Dundee. In her 4th grade math class, students have the opportunity to engage in math games and programs that are available on the internet. Students rotate through different math stations. She would like to be able to utilize Microsoft Surface Tablets in her technology station. The students would be able to play math games (from the school website) and log in to their Prodigy Math accounts (where they have assignments to complete). She can also use the tablets for other math apps throughout the year. These would enhance the 4th grade math stations immensely. Alissa wants her students to utilize technology and expose them to different education math apps and games during rotations.
Wilson Focus' Ms. Muller's 5th Grade Shark Research
Students in Ms. Muller's Science class are getting ready to study sharks. Students will work in small groups to research dogfish sharks to acquire background information, conduct a teacher-lead dissection, record observations in diagrams, discover the relationship between shark anatomy and their habitat, and communicate what they learned to their classmates.
Bee-Bots for Coding
Megan Rogers teaches K-1 students at the Omaha Virtual School. One of our "specials" is coding. The Bee-Bots are great for beginning coders and programmers. Students will create algorithms to do a variety of learning tasks, such as "writing numbers or letters", sight word maps, shapes, colors, or map skills. The possibilities are endless!
The Dundee Elementary PTO supports the students, teachers, school facilities and the community of Dundee Elementary School. 80% of our net expenses go directly into the classroom through teacher grants, the purchasing of computers/iPads, and financial support of classroom activities. The PTO also cares for the school grounds (plants and flower beds), provides scholarships to alumni and participates in neighborhood events; holistically making the entire Dundee community a wonderful place.
Art Comes to Life for Dundee Students
Sarah Brogren-Haynes, the art teacher at Dundee Elementary, is requesting an iPad Air 2 and Lightning to VGA Adapter. Sarah's request addresses and meets the curriculum guidelines:
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.
OSF and Fontenelle Forest Invest in Success
The 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.
Golden Sower Books for Crestridge 4th, 5th, 6th Graders
Jennifer 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.