KANE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION FOR STUDENTS

Rating: 4.89 stars   19 reviews

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Location: 746 South 175 East Kanab UT 84741 USA

Mission: The Kane Schools Foundation for Students was formed to improve and enhance the quality of public education in Kane County. The vision of the Foundation is a county community with excellent schools, where each student masters fundamental skills, where a variety of programs exist allowing students to discover their own interests, where all students are well prepared to enter the post high school world, where teachers are able to continually refine their teaching skills and, where diverse ideas and open discussion is encouraged to develop critical thought in young people, preparing them to fulfill their potential and become effective citizens.
Target demographics: school children
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1200 students
Geographic areas served: spectacular Kane County, Utah
Programs: "reading Makes Sense" - purchasing hundreds of books for our schools, grades, classrooms and programs. The Foundation supports teacher and paraprofessional training in the latest research based practices in the areas of reading and writing; as well as technology. Additionally, the Foundation has offered one to three grants of up to $5,000 per year to support academic and technology based enhancements to schools, grades, classrooms and programs. The grants cover areas from literacy, math & science, to arts & music.
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Rating: 5 stars  

We have had numerous experiences with this non-profit organization. Their diligence and professionalism in serving Kane County School District is exceptional.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Kane Schools Foundation is a great organization that is focused on improving the abilities of students to learn and enhance their knowledge. As a 2nd grade teacher I am always looking for ways to enhance my curriculum. This year they have giving me a $5000 grant to purchase books. These books will help me to implement the new Common Core Curriculum in my classroom and provide a greater opportunity for my students to enhance their knowledge and improve their reading abilities. This a great foundation and it is fully committed to student success.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Kane Schools Foundation for Students has done wonderful things in our district. I'm a music teacher. My orchestra has been happy to perform for some of their fundraisers, and this year was the recipient of a $5000 Classroom Support Grant. The grant will purchase banjos, mandolins, fiddles, ukuleles and a bass to help guitar and orchestra students experience several important musical styles from around the world while gaining valuable "second language" skills. Thank you for the support!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Kane Schools Foundation is constantly seeking ways to support students and professionals within the district. They purchase supplies, provide grants for classroom improvement, offer student scholarships, and have a presence in the classroom. I feel validated and supported as a teacher by the foundation.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a teacher, and I love that Kane School Foundation supports our students through scholarships and our teachers through grants. I'm also a professional piano tuner, and I've been happy to support their fundraisers each year by donating a free piano service. They try to involve the teachers by encouraging that we support the foundation, which I'm happy to do.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Kane Schools Foundation purchased a reading rug for my classroom. It's used as a gathering place, a huge calendar, a coordinate grid, or simply a nice place to read. Thanks for your support to our whole district!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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Rating: 4 stars  

Kane Schools Foundation for Students has provided library books for Big Water School, a rural school in a small community. We are 20 miles from the nearest public library so the school's library is precious. The organization also supports teacher training and on-line writing programs. We appreciate their tireless energy and dedication to improving our schools.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 4 stars  

I had a need for young adult/low level reading books for our school library. It was important to me that the books were not easily identified by the cover as low level. I located a series of books that would work for us, but needed funding. I contacted Kane School Foundation and they were able to purchase the books. These books are consistently checked out because of their high interest and students are telling each other about them. Students who started on levels two and three are progressing to level four. I appreciate this organizations support.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Despite being such a small, rural community we feel we have one of the best districts in the state of Utah. Kane Schools Foundation for Students works hard every year to ensure our community and school district are doing what it takes to provide an excellent education for our students. I'm particularly impressed by the level of community support KSFS receives at their annual fundraising auction. Some of the items last year included a house boat trip on Lake Powell, original artwork, even accomodations for a weeklong stay at a French Chateau...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Former students have received scholarships through KSFS that helped them dream big, and empowered them financially and psychologically enough to chase their dreams

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What is unique about this organization?

It has the warmth and friendliness of a small town, and the professionalism and know-how of a big city.

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