The goal of the Eagle Foundation is to develop a long term method to finance school projects which the Foundation Board feels will enhance the quality of education in the Sidney Public Schools. An added benefit of the Foundation is to provide a method for the community members to make a tax deductible contribution or to procure a tax credit by their donation to this foundation.The committee is pursuing this Foundation effort and has successfully applied for and received the Articles of Incorporation, 501 (C) (3) from the Internal Revenue Service under the name of "Sidney Education and Alumni Foundation, Inc."
Through the Foundation's efforts, our goals are to solicit and receive public donations, gifts, contributions, grants, loans, funds, property or assets from which to make distributions for the benefit of the Sidney Public School Districts. The following is a five year history of support from our School Community and Alumni. Public Support 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Grants, Gifts, Donations $13,788.00 $24,615.00 $16,797.00 $129,739.00 $111,127.00 Fundraising $ 2,149.00 $ 2,470.00 $ 3,503.00 $ 4,836.00 $ 21,684.00 Totals $15,937.00 $27,085.00 $20,300.00 $134,575.00 $132,811.00
For the years 2007 to 2011, the Foundation has received $330,708 in public support raised through gifting, donations, fundraising and grants. Years 2010 and 2011 represent a tremendous effort from the school community to raise funds for the new playground equipment at West Side Elementary.
Grants, Gifts, Donations
A planned gift provides the donor with the opportunity to do something worthwhile during his or her lifetime for a cause that they feel strongly about. The benefit of estate planning is that a donor can choose from a variety of gift vehicles that provide different types of benefits to both the donor and the organization.
Types of donations include:
If interested in donating download our Donation Form
or contact one of the board members at (406)433-4080