Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Find answers to common questions about the Lake Washington Schools Foundation.

General Information

What is the Lake Washington Schools Foundation? 

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation (LWSF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the students, teachers, and families of the Lake Washington School District (LWSD). Our mission is to raise funds and amplify community resources to provide LWSD students with what they need to thrive, both now and in the future. 

How can I contact the Lake Washington Schools Foundation? 

You can reach us via email at [email protected] or by voice message at (425) 936-1414. Our office is located at the LWSD Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052. For specific staff contacts, visit our Contact Us page. 

Programs and Services 

What types of programs does LWSF support? 

Our foundation’s core focus revolves around ensuring financial resources are available to support district-wide programs, projects, and initiatives that remove barriers, support wellness, enhance learning, and build connections for students. Learn more about our work

Does LWSF offer programs for parents and families? 

In addition to funding district initiatives, we also develop and implement Foundation programs to provide resources and support where the district’s capabilities may be limited. We offer webinars, workshops, and resources to students, parents, and educators, focusing on topics such as mental health, effective parenting strategies, and the college application process.  

How can I stay informed about LWSF news and events? 

You can subscribe to our e-newsletter and visit our website regularly to stay up-to-date with the latest news and events from LWSF. You can also follow us on our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and X.

How can I apply for a grant from LWSF? 

Community grants may be available to students, teachers, and schools. Applications are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis. You can submit an application online.

Donations and Fundraising 

How can I make a donation to LWSF? 

LWSF relies on private and public funding to sustain services and programs for students, families, and the community. Donations can be made online through our website on our Give Now page.  

We are also honored to accept donations in other forms, including stock transfers, donor-advised funds, estate plans, and more. Detailed information on these options is available on our our Give Now page, or you can email [email protected] directly for assistance. 

Additionally, many companies offer employee giving programs that generously match an employee’s monetary contributions to qualified nonprofits. Your employer may even donate money for every hour you volunteer with us. Learn more about these opportunities on our Matching Gifts page. 

Is my donation to LWSF tax-deductible? 

Yes, LWSF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes. 

Are there opportunities to volunteer with LWSF? 

Yes! Our volunteers play a key role in supporting the mission of the Lake Washington Schools Foundation. Please visit our Volunteers page to learn more about current opportunities and how to sign up. 

Impact and Accountability 

How does LWSF ensure that donations are used effectively? 

LWSF is committed to transparency and accountability. We carefully review and monitor all funded programs and projects. Annual reports and financial statements are available on our website for public review. 

Can I see examples of how LWSF has impacted local schools? 

Absolutely! Visit our Impact At Your School page and select a school from the list below to see how its students benefit from our work. Visit our Blog to read stories showcasing the impact of our work on students and educators in the Lake Washington School District. 

Partnerships and Sponsorships 

Can businesses partner with LWSF? 

Absolutely! We welcome partnerships with businesses and organizations that share our commitment to education. Visit our Become a Sponsor page to learn more about how your business can partner with us through corporate sponsorship. 

Corporate sponsors receive various benefits including recognition on our website and at events, networking opportunities, and the satisfaction of supporting local education.  

Email [email protected] directly for assistance.

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