About the Lake Washington Schools Foundation

We are dedicated to enhancing academic access and nurturing the emotional well-being of students.

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation gathers and deploys community resources to enhance academic access and to nurture all students’ emotional well-being in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD).

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation launched in 2005 after a dedicated group of community members joined together, committed to working with Redmond, Kirkland, and Sammamish parents, businesses, and community leaders in support of our future–the students in the Lake Washington School District. The State funds basic education, but our District sets a higher bar for its students and the Foundation supports those higher standards.

Since its inception, the Foundation has raised and directed millions of dollars to district-wide programs and projects that prepare each of our district’s students for school and for life.

Our work is only made possible by the generosity and support of our community.

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Why do we need a schools foundation?

Research shows that support from a schools foundation raises test scores and increases individual student potential and performance. Schools foundations provide the enrichment opportunities that local levies cannot fund. School foundations also serve to remove barriers, support wellness, and build connections for every student in the community. Learn more about our work.

A child’s future starts today!

Parents, students and the surrounding community are essential partners in building a strong foundation for our students and setting the stage for their future success and well-being. Learn more about the work that is funded by our supportive community.

​Vision

Each student in the Lake Washington School District will receive an education that ensures future success. In doing so, we sustain economic vitality and enrich our community’s quality of life.

Mission

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation gathers and deploys community resources to enhance academic access and to nurture all students’ emotional well-being.

​Financials
LWSF FY 2020-2021 Form 990
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LWSF FY 2019-2020 Form 990
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LWSF FY 2018-2019 Form 990
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LWSF FY 2017-2018 Form 990
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LWSF FY 2016-2017 Form 990
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LWSF FY 2015-2016 Form 990
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LWSF FY 2014-2015 Form 990
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