Educational Institutions

Fayetteville Public Education Foundation Inc

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Fayetteville, AR   |  www.fayedfoundation.org

Mission

The Fayetteville Public Education Foundation provides our students with extraordinary educational opportunities by fostering strategic partnerships and investing in innovative programs championed by our educators. Projects with the greatest consideration demonstrate educational equity.

Ruling year info

1992

Executive Director

Cambre Horne-Brooks

Main address

PO Box 571

Fayetteville, AR 72702 USA

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EIN

58-2010071

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Community Foundations (T31)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Grant making to Fayetteville Public Schools

The Fayetteville School District serves every child who walks through the door, regardless of race, ability, or income. Through state-of-the-art grants submitted by our teachers, students experience extraordinary educational opportunities - many for the first time.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Budget
$200,000

Fayetteville Public Education Foundation’s endowment provides scholarships for deserving Fayetteville High School seniors to attend college and advance their careers.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Budget
$20,000

Where we work

Awards

Excellence in Business Award For Non-Profit 2017

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations & memberships

Council on Foundations 2016

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Founded in 1992, the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation’s (FPEF) ethos is to serve as a catalyst for promising new programs that inspire students’ education while preserving public dollars for the work of the schools. To this end, the Foundation’s 4mil endowment provides grants to teachers and scholarships to students. The endowment began with two goals in mind; First, to guarantee that teachers would be the sole beneficiary of support, engaging thousands of students in extraordinary programs in our Fayetteville Public Schools and second, to ensure a sustainable investment that would remain in perpetuity for generations of students. Over 10,000 students are currently enrolled in the Fayetteville School District. Of those students, 12% Hispanic, 10% African American, 15% Special Education, 10% Gifted and Talented, 8% English Language Learners, and 40% qualify for free/reduced meals.

The Fayetteville Public Education Foundation continues to maintain public-private partnerships to support public education for projects that go beyond the normal classroom experience. Projects with the greatest consideration for funding should meet at least ONE of the following priorities: - Be original, pioneering, and demonstrate educational innovation. -Academically enhance the students’ experience in education. -Address Pre-K access and early education, afterschool and summer enrichment programs, or career. and college readiness. The Fayetteville Public Education Foundation will fund high-impact projects that demonstrate innovative, pioneering, and transformative benefits for Fayetteville students. Potential grants seekers may include teachers, staff, parent groups, businesses, and other 501c3 agencies deemed meritorious by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

In 1992, the citizens of Fayetteville personally and significantly invested in the education of our children through the establishment of the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation and an endowment to support grants for teacher-initiated projects. Twenty years later, the proof is ample: the endowment has grown from $ 750,000 to over $4 million dollars, and over 2 million dollars has been contributed to state-of-art projects that spark student's public education. As a small organization with only three staff members, our overhead costs are low. This permits sustainability and assures funds from the Endowment to go directly to teacher grants and student scholarships. The Foundation does not receive any federal, state or local tax income. The operating costs are secured through unrestricted gifts from community partners, parents, alumni and fundraising events.

The Fayetteville Public Education Foundation strives to support original projects while concurrently tracking evidence-based best practice models for significant move-the-needle goals. Annually, the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation supports 75 grants to public education teachers and 12 scholarships to graduating public education students for post-secondary education or study abroad. Funding from FPEF grants reach over 8,000 students annually, all of which are provided exceptional opportunities that may not otherwise have been available without enrollment in Fayetteville public schools.

The Foundation has honed in on strategic goals that reduce the disparity in student outcomes by supporting programs that address both the academic and social complexities of at-risk and underserved students and promote education equity. Support a wealth of co-curricular after-school and early education programs. While these programs are feasible for some, the cost is out of reach for many students. These programs are rooted in evidence-based methods that have proven to successfully break the cycle of poverty for public education students. Provide resources to support “big” projects that will result in systemic changes and have a far-reaching impact over the longer-term, to ensure Fayetteville schools and our students are on par with the best public and private schools in the country. This fund will aim to address conceptual opportunities or challenges that teachers have identified, or provide seed money to accelerate promising projects to increase student outcomes. Support projects that help our teachers close the opportunity gap and reach children from a wide range of racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds so that every student will be prepared for life after high school, whether their choice is to attend college, obtain vocational certification, or enter the workforce.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is the organization collecting feedback?

    We regularly collect feedback through: electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees.

  • How is the organization using feedback?

    We use feedback to: to identify and remedy poor client service experiences, to identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, to make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, to inform the development of new programs/projects, to identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    We share feedback with: the people we serve, our staff, our board, our funders, our community partners.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Fayetteville Public Education Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/7/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ted Sego


Board co-chair

Conner McNair

Vince Chadick

Franklin Franklin

Kathy Wade

Jane Gearhart

Lisa Mayer

Steve Rogers

Jeff Koenig

Jamie Banks

Michael Britt

Mary Elizabeth Eldridge

Shari Heinzelmann

Lisa Higgins

Katie Jackson

Brian Sorenson

Christina Knight

Romona West

Jack Butt, Emeritus

John L Colbert, Ex-Officio

Justin Eichmann, Ex-Officio

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/26/2019

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/26/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Keywords

Public education foundation, grants making, scholarships making, alumni relations