Inspiring Passions and Changing Lives

About Us

The Renton Schools Foundation currently operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the Renton Regional Community Foundation, a 501c3 tax exempt organization.  In doing so, your donations to the Renton Schools Foundation are tax deductible (to the extent permitted by law). 

Mission

The mission of the Renton Schools Foundation is to increase and enhance educational opportunities for all Renton School District students by providing financial support through the fostering of community partnerships.

The foundation helps bridge the gap between inadequate state and federal funding and the cost of high-quality learning opportunities for every child, every day in every classroom.

Goals

Our current focus is funding programs in:

We strive to inspire our community to invest in education through...

Increasing public awareness about the funding challenges facing our schools and students and by communicating the short and long-term benefits of having a thriving school district that produces educated, engaged, and productive citizens.                                                                                                                                                                   

We cultivate school-parent-community partnerships by...

Collaborating with Renton School District administration, teachers, and principals; PTA and parents; businesses; civic leaders; higher education institutions; professional education organizations; and other area education service organizations.

We foster broad corporate investment by...

Seeking investment from local, state, and national companies committed to education.

We support the vitality of our community

The 14,700 students in the Renton School District are our most valuable resource. But education does not just impact students and teachers - the quality of our schools is directly related to the vitality of our community as a whole. Having great schools increases pride in our community; increases home and commercial real estate values; provides a trainable and educated workforce; produces more affluent consumers; and reduces crime. Students today become the voters of tomorrow in a world with issues that are increasingly more complex and their future votes will impact everyone.

History

The Renton Schools Foundation was established in 2009 as “Friends of Renton Schools,” by a group of volunteers, educators, business owners, civic leaders and community volunteers concerned about the ongoing problems arising from state and federal education budget deficits and the impact that these funding gaps have on the quality of public education in the Renton School District.

The first three years of the funding was used to bridge the gap during the most difficult economic time our region has seen. Funds were directed towards mathematic and reading support, credit retrieval and helping our struggling students successfully transition into middle and high school.

Since then, the Renton Schools Foundation has supported many K-12 programs within the Renton School District. These proven successful programs further the foundation’s core mission of giving every student an opportunity to achieve an exceptional education

Operations
Our Partnership with Renton Regional Community Foundation

The Renton Schools Foundation currently operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the Renton Regional Community Foundation (RRCF), a charitable not-for-profit 501c3 organization.  In 2009, partnering with RRCF allowed us to get up and running quickly.

RRCF is comprised of groups of charitable funds established by individual donors and local non-profit organizations, benefiting a variety of causes, including healthcare, the arts, education, youth and families, and even senior emergency pet care.    RRCF serves the greater Renton area and beyond with almost $7 million and over 40 individual funds.

For more information about the Renton Regional Community Foundation visit:   www.rentonfoundation.org.