KCS Education Foundation

WHO WE ARE

The Kingsport City Schools Education Foundation, Inc. is a Section 501(c)(3) organization formed to support the students, employees, and programs of Kingsport City Schools (KCS) and to achieve and maintain a world-class school district.
 
The mission of the foundation is to provide a supplemental source of revenue for projects and initiatives not directly funded through tax dollars from the State of Tennessee or provided in the KCS district budget.

MISSION 

The mission of the Kingsport City Schools (KCS) Education Foundation is to support the students, employees and programs of Kingsport City Schools and to achieve and maintain a world-class school district. We will do this by providing a supplemental source of revenue for projects and initiatives not directly funded through tax dollars from the State of Tennessee or provided in the KCS district budget.
 

VISION 

Our desired future is to inspire, cultivate and impact the students and community of Kingsport, Tennessee.
President: Tammie Davis
Vice President: CeeGee McCord
Secretary/Treasurer: Wally Boyd
Board Members: Jeanette Blazier, Susan Lodal, Vivian Todd, Vivian Crymble, Dr. Brenda White-Wright, Lora Barnett, Lucie Hagen, Pat Turner, Lynn Johnson
Student Representatives: Caroline Clabaugh, Lyle Musesengwa
Board of Education President, Ex-Officio with voice and vote: Melissa Woods
Superintendent of Schools, Ex-Officio with voice and vote: Dr. Chris Hampton
Non-voting advisory member: Jeff Fleming

WHAT WE DO

One of the primary goals of the Kingsport City Schools Education Foundation is to provide funding for innovative projects that reach beyond the scope of the school system's regular operating budget.
Focus grants are small grants for teachers (or teaching teams) focused on classroom programs or projects. Up to $4,000 is available annually. Grant applications are accepted any time throughout the school year (August through May). The Education Foundation aims to respond to each grant request within two weeks of receipt of each application.
 
The goal of the Focus Grant program is to provide funding for educational projects or program opportunities (when other funding sources are not available) that arise anytime during the school year. These educational projects and programs are typically somewhat smaller and less costly but have a broad impact. Focus Grant requests will be accepted and considered throughout the school year, as long as funds are available.

APPLY NOW

The KCS Education Foundation generally focuses on grants to Kingsport City Schools classroom teachers in amounts <$1,000 but is open to larger requests based on merit. Requests are for a one-time funding of projects or initiatives that may be replicated as a best practice throughout the district.
 
Grants are not available for training, travel expenses (student or adult), software, or technology with associated maintenance fees or other recurring costs. No handwritten applications will be considered. Every part should be typed into this application except the signatures. Please carefully review the Statement of Agreement for additional items not approved for grant funding.
  1. Download the KCS Education Foundation Grant Application.
  2. Prepare a title page which includes your name, your principal's name, the name of your school, the name of your project, and the amount of funding you are requesting.
  3. Provide a brief narrative summarizing your project and the need the project addresses. Include mention of your project's specific educational goals and objectives. Briefly explain how you plan to implement your project and measure its success.
  4. Include a budget. Please indicate if partial funding is an option.
  5. Include any additional information such as photos, or price comparisons, etc., if you think doing so would be beneficial to the committee members as they review your request.
  6. Travel expenses ARE NOT eligible for grant.
  7. Save your Focus Grant request as a PDF, make sure your principal has approved your request, and then email it to: [email protected].

HOW TO HELP

The Foundation is organized to further the growth and development of Kingsport City Schools (KCS) through charitable fundraising for the promotion and advancement of KCS. It serves to encourage individuals and corporations to provide financial support for KCS and to receive, accept, retain, administer, invest, and distribute resources for the benefit of KCS in accordance with the wishes of donors to further the purpose of the Foundation and KCS.
 
Those wishing to donate to the Foundation may contribute cash (single gift or on an annual basis for a specific number of years), transfer stock or other personal or real property of value, life insurance, wills of interested individuals, or by transfer or conveyance of any present or future interest in property in trust, or otherwise. The contributions received may be provided for the support of a specific project by the donor(s), or unrestricted to any specific project or projects, but given to the foundation for allocation to suitable projects in the discretion of the Board. Funds will be used to support students, staff, or programs, pending approval by the Board or its Executive Committee.
 
The schools are our most valuable asset and we appreciate the support of every community member who allows us to continue to improve educational opportunities for our local students. Through your donation, you become a partner with us in ensuring that our Kingsport City Schools students are given every opportunity to achieve and be their very best.
Partnering with the KCS Foundation is a great way to support our schools. Outstanding schools help strengthen the entire community, including the business community. Business partners gain the satisfaction of knowing they’ve done their part in contributing to the success of our outstanding schools and, as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, your donations are also tax deductible. No gift is too small. Businesses who contribution to the KCS Foundation will be acknowledged in our newsletter and on our website.
 
To contribute, contact [email protected] or call KCS Foundation representative Jeff Fleming at (423) 914.9530.
Help us fulfill our mission for many years and generations to come. Remember us when making your estate plan.
 
For information on how to contribute through your estate or transfer of property, contact [email protected] or call KCS Foundation representative Jeff Fleming at (423) 914.9530.
Click here to donate online today or mail a check to:
 
Kingsport City Schools Foundation
400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 201
Kingsport, TN  37660

DONATE

Click here to donate online today or mail a check to:
 
Kingsport City Schools Foundation
400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 201
Kingsport, TN  37660