Invest in students. Invest in our future.

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving all students in the Lake Washington School District. Empowered by support from our donors, sponsors, and partners, we work closely with the school district to identify and fund opportunities that remove barriers, support wellness, build connections, and enhance learning for over 30,000 students.

Help Students Experiencing Homelessness Attend Summer School

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of students experiencing homelessness in our school district? Join LWSF’s campaign to provide need-based summer school scholarships! Together, we can offer equal access to the wonderful opportunities for growth and achievement available through LWSD’s extensive summer school catalog.

Summer School Scholarships

We want to hear from you!

Right now, the Lake Washington Schools Foundation is seeking feedback to help us assess our impact and plan for the future. We know you care about students and families in the Lake Washington School District, and we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Please complete our Community Survey before June 30.

This survey should take no more than seven minutes to complete. We look forward to reading your feedback. Thank you in advance for your time and attention.

Over 230,000 Raised for LWSD Students

Thank you to those who were able to attend the Be the Bridge Spring Benefit on March 23. Our generous sponsors and donors combined their efforts to raise OVER $230,000 for local students!

Our heartfelt thanks go out to the committed Trustees, Table Captains, Ambassadors, Program Leaders, volunteers, and matching pool donors who were instrumental in making this day a success. Thank you to everyone who spoke at or was interviewed or filmed for our Be the Bridge program, especially our MC Morgan Palmer. And if you need a video producer, there’s no one better than Eli Corriveau of HotSpark Media.

We are humbled by your support for students, schools, and families through the Lake Washington Schools Foundation. Together, we can be the bridge.

View featured clips from our event:

Strategic Areas of Focus

Learn how Lake Washington Schools Foundation activates its mission through four strategic areas of focus: remove barriers, build connections, enhance learning, and support wellness.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a training course that teaches adults the critical skills needed to recognize when a student is experiencing a mental health challenge and know what actions to take to get the student connected to the resources they need. Hear from LWSD teachers Haley Macinerney and Brian Healy, as they explain how this course has empowered them to make a significant impact on their students when it really mattered. Youth Mental Health First Aid is fully funded for Lake Washington School District teacher and staff through the Lake Washington Schools Foundation. Learn more at

Kids Coming Together

In this short clip, watch Kids Coming Together in action and learn how this program helps kids build connections and serve their local community.

Our Work

We sponsor high-impact programs and projects that nurture, connect, and empower students in our community.


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Ways to Give

Your valued contribution will help us to redefine community through education and youth development.

Recent News

Photos from Amazing Reading Challenge Championship

Four elementary school teams engage in a spirited competition for this year's Amazing Reading Challenge trophy.

Photos from Battle of the Books Championship

Nine student teams represent their middle schools at the final district event for Battle of the Books.

Be the Bridge Raises $230,000 for LWSD Students

Donations supercharge Lake Washington Schools Foundation's mission.
Operation School Bell Award

LWSF Receives the 2022-2023 Operational School Bell® Award

Lake Washington Schools Foundation was honored to receive a national award in recognition of its partnership with Assistance League of the Eastside.
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