Belton Educational Foundation

Believing every day in the future

Belton, MO   |  http://beltonfoundation.org/

Mission

The mission of the Belton Educational Foundation is to provide funding to enrich educational opportunities and encourage innovation to maximize the learning potential of every student attending the Belton School District

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Ms. Sonja Abdelgawad

Main address

110 W. Walnut St.

Belton, MO 64012 USA

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EIN

43-1942967

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Belton Educational Foundation works to provide support to the Belton School District in meeting the needs of our students, teachers, and families in our community. Public school funding is limited in Missouri and Belton, Missouri is a rural/suburban community with demographics more similar to our urban neighbors. With programs to meet basic needs, such as nutrition assistance and mental health services. along side our student scholarship and teacher and building grant programs, we also encourage students and teachers to strive to excel and be innovative. We work to involve our businesses, community and Belton High School alumni in supporting our schools. Working together with our community and donors, the Belton Educational Foundation is bridging the gap that public school funding leaves between public education and excellence.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Teacher & Building Grants for Innovation

Teacher/School Grants (in the following areas):
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, Communication Arts, Special Initiatives
Teacher Enrichment
New Teacher Support
Excellence in Teaching Award

Population(s) Served

With 52 percent of the students in the Belton School District receiving free and reduced lunch, having access to nutrition can be a struggle for some of our children. As a result, the District has partnered with Harvesters to provide the BackSnack program to 250 of our students in preschool through sixth grade each week. The program provides nutritional kid-friendly food to students over the weekend.  In addition, the Foundation has established four Pirate Pantries.  Our Pirate Pantries can be found at Mill Creek Upper Elementary School, Belton Middle School, Belton. High School, and our Foundation Office, serving students at the Scott Educational Building.  This program serves approximately 150 students each week.

Population(s) Served

The Foundation secures around $300,000 in funding from the Health Forward Foundation, and the Belton School District, through a partnership with Compass Health Network provides licensed, school-based therapists who provide mental and behavioral health services for students and their families during school hours in our school buildings at no cost to families. This ACCESS program is seen as a model for School-based therapy. in the area. As a result of this program teachers, counselors, students, and families in the district are supported and BSD has expressed a decrease in negative behaviors that disturb the learning environment and cause trauma to other students.

Population(s) Served

The Belton Educational Foundation provides scholarships to students attending college or trade school each year. A number of our scholarships are supported by. our annual fundraising, while others are named, endowed, and/or memorial scholarship programs.
We also offer scholarships for high school students who have been selected to participate in special leadership opportunities.
We are excited to announce the details in 2020 for our financial assistance/scholarship program for students who are taking classes for college credit at BHS and need assistance with the college tuition associated with those courses in order to earn college credit while in high school.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National School Foundation Association - Member

Chamber of Commerce

Our results

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Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Teacher & Building Grants for Innovation

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Belton Educational Foundation helps the teachers of the Belton School District make an impact on students every day. You will find pieces of technology, books, and many additional programs funded through the foundation in every building, preschool through high school, across the district. As a result of the generosity of donors, our students have services to meet their basic needs, frequent innovative learning experiences, and more opportunities for a successful future. The foundation plays a key role in connecting our community and our past with our future. The foundation offers community members, businesses and alumni the opportunity to have a positive deliberate impact on the current generation of Belton students. Yearly, the Belton Educational Foundation awards over $40,000 in grants to schools within the Belton School District. The Belton Educational Foundation, in 2019, has awarded $46,000 in teacher grants for new teachers and innovative classroom projects and given over $1,150 to fund leadership and college readiness opportunities for students at Belton High School. We secure roughly $300,000 in grant funds for our mental health, school-based therapy program, and we receive great community support for our nutrition programs that provide weekend meals for students with food insecurities.

The Belton Educational Foundation is a well-established educational foundation supporting the teachers and students in the Belton School District.  We hold an annual Gala fundraising event at Loch Lloyd Country Club in August.  We seek support from businesses and individuals in the Belton community and surrounding communities.  We work to keep Belton Pirate Alumni connected to the schools district through our All Class Reunion and Homecoming Tailgate Party.  Our Board of Trustees includes volunteers who are Belton Alumni and business and community leaders.  We seek funds through grant writing.  We also collect food and clothing donations to support our Pirate Pantry programs.  We are fiscally responsible and use funds raised and donations for initiatives which support basic needs and enriching educational opportunities for the students and teachers in the Belton School District.

With two paid staff members and an amazing team of volunteers, we work hard to grow our programs. We have positive partnerships with businesses in our community who make monetary donations and support our fundraising events. We are supported by over one-third of our Belton School District staff who participate in our Employee Giving/Payroll Deduction program. We continue to grow our group o f dedicated donors through community connections, events, and building relationships and telling our stories of our positive impact on children in Belton.

We continue to create awareness surrounding the Foundation's mission, we want everyone in Belton to know about the Belton Educational Foundation and what we are doing for children and our schools. We are growing in our giving and support, we are being more present and involved in community events, and we are proud to share our accomplishments. We have been providing support to Belton Schools since 2002 and given over $600,000 in grants to teachers and schools, almost $100,000 in student scholarships, secured over $1,000,000 in grants for Mental Health programs and provided nutrition assistance to families in need for over 6 years.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Belton Educational Foundation

Board of directors
as of 4/1/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Joye Conklin

Community Volunteer/RG Federal Credit Union

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Mr. Chris Gentile

Community Volunteer/Retired Honeywell

Term: 2019 - 2021

Kenneth Southwick

Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City

Nick Boeth

SNP Holdings

Charlotte Bradley

Jackie Cook

Franke Schultz & Muller

Patte Klaus Schreihofer

Klaus Rose Farm Flower Shop

Kathy Morton

Andrew Underwood

Belton School District

Bob Poisal

Belton School District

Kathy Muder

Nathan Irvin

Rajeunir Medical Spas

Scott Swaggart

SNP Real Estate

Joye Conklin

RG Federal Credit Union

Amber Branson

Keller William Southland Partners

Karen Fletcher

Fletchers Forms

Chris Gentile

Cynthia Riddle

American Multi-Cinema, Inc (AMC Theatres)

Joe Ledford

Keller Williams Southland Partners

Christina Parle

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No