Tyler Independent School District Foundation

INSPIRE | ENRICH | ENHANCE

aka Tyler ISD Foundation   |   Tyler, TX   |  https://www.tylerisd.org/o/tyler-isd-foundation

Mission

The Tyler Independent School District Foundation provides resources to inspire learning, enrich teaching and enhance opportunities for District students through the support of exemplary programs.

Ruling year info

1991

Executive Director

Mrs. Suzette Farr

Main address

807 W. Glenwood Blvd.

Tyler, TX 75701 USA

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EIN

75-2366991

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Tyler ISD Foundation works alongside Tyler ISD, providing funds to inspire learning, enrich teaching, and enhance opportunities for District educators and students through innovative teaching grants, parent and student programs, professional development, scholarships, academic, and teaching recognition events, and other exemplary programs. The work of the Foundation is simple: seek funds to grant those funds in meaningful and impactful ways within Tyler ISD.

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?

Grants For Great Ideas

The Grants for Great Ideas program provides funding to Tyler ISD classroom teachers and departments to support innovative and unique learning opportunities for our community's children. Grant applications are accepted annually to fund up to $1,000 for single classroom projects and $5,000 for departmental or campus-wide requests.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of grants awarded

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

Children and youth, Students, Teachers

Related Program

Grants For Great Ideas

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Children and youth, Academics

Related Program

Grants For Great Ideas

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

The Tyler ISD Foundation is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation promoting quality education in Tyler ISD. The Tyler ISD Foundation was created by the community in 1990 to provide additional support for Tyler teachers, students, staff, administrators, and family members associated with the public school system in Tyler. The work of the Foundation is simple: seek funds to grant those funds in meaningful and impactful ways within Tyler ISD.

The foundation will achieve its mission by directing resources towards the following goals:

Encourage all students to work to their highest potential

Support staff for innovative efforts

Recognize staff for exemplary teaching

Build community awareness for the Tyler ISD Foundation

Inspire parents and the community to participate with the school district in enriching education

The Foundation, led by a Board of Directors and an Executive Director, seeks funds through various activities, such as:
Annual Campaign - which solicits funds from businesses, philanthropists, alumni, and parents, who believe in supporting our public schools.

Friends of the Foundation Campaign - our Tyler ISD employee giving campaign

Community Events - "Leave Your Legacy" Brick Campaign, Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament, UnGala

Grant Writing and appeals to area organizations and foundations—in support of the teachers, staff, and others within Tyler ISD.

Since 1990, Tyler ISD Foundation has worked alongside Tyler ISD, giving more than $1.4 million to inspire learning, enrich teaching, and enhance opportunities for District educators and students through innovative teaching grants, parent and student programs, professional development, scholarships, academic and teaching recognition events and other exemplary programs.

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 your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Tyler Independent School District Foundation

Board of directors
as of 07/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. George Faber

Mike Thomas

Larry Bolton

Lynette Birdsong

Ross Conner

Dawn Franks

Tom Slack

Kathey Comer

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 7/19/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Disability

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