Community Education Foundation

Braving the Way

aka Community Education Foundation   |   Nevada, TX   |
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Community Education Foundation

EIN: 20-4817101


Braving the way for educators & students in Community Independent School District by enhancing education through grants, scholarships and support of district initiatives.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Mrs Mikala Welch

Main address

P.O. Box 400 611 N. FM 1138

Nevada, TX 75173 USA

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Formerly known as

Community ISD Education Foundation



Subject area info

Elementary and secondary education

Youth development

Population served info

Children and youth



NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Foundation was created to support excellence in education by establishing and distributing supplemental funds in designated program areas and supporting innovative instruction for which tax dollars are not available. We believe our educators and students are more than test scores!

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?

Teacher/Classroom Grants

Community Education Foundation (CEF) is offering teachers and administrators the opportunity to apply for grants to support innovative programs or projects for high levels of student learning. The grants must enhance student academic performance and align with CISD curriculum and district initiatives.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors to help them in their continued educational journey. Scholarships are awarded based on specific criteria established by generous donors. Criteria ranges from academic achievement, community involvement, success outside of academic ranking and career aspirations.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

The Foundation aims to help the district fill the gap between providing basic, standard education and creating exceptional learning opportunities for the 2,500+ students of Community ISD. Our goals are to:

•Provide a continuous source of funds with gifts received from individuals, Corporations, businesses, trusts and investments.

•Promote student growth and excellence through enrichment programs and activities.

•Support and recognize creativity among educators through unique growth opportunities and providing resources for innovative teaching ideas.

•Motivate parents, alumni and community to become directly involved in education.

To connect with local business owners, corporate gifts, connect with our alumni, parents and community through North Texas Giving Day, Annual Gala and Employee Giving campaigns.

The Community ISD Education Foundation’s board of directors is made up of volunteers with a variety of backgrounds and skills who partner with the executive director to set the strategic direction for the organization. We also have strong ties with the school district and community organizations like the Chamber of Commerce, that allow us to tap into their networks for donors and volunteers. We also work with the schools to leverage the talent of the students of Community ISD to further our mission. Finally, we have the capacity to build and maintain relationships with local businesses and corporations that provide volunteers, as well as financial and in-kind contributions.

The Foundation has increased the amount of grants we award each year and the number of programs we can fund. We have been able to award over $200,000 just in classroom grants and programs. Our Employee giving has increased as well as our multi-year donors. We continue to reach out to new businesses and grow our donor database every year.

We have seen new Technology, Reading programs, Crime Scene Investigation, Weather Stations, and even more awarded.

We expanded our staff to include a part-time executive director, helping us make an even bigger impact.

Our Vision is to continue to support our educators and students through innovative programs and we can't wait until we have given back over 500,000!

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Community Education Foundation
Fiscal year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Community Education Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Community Education Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mrs Mikala Welch

Community Education Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Community Education Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/10/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Jose Robles

Community Education Foundation

Term: 2019 - 2022

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/28/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

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