About the Foundation

The Longview ISD Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt public corporation operating independently under a board of directors who serve without compensation. Members of the Foundation's Board of Directors represent a cross section of the community and are dedicated to our students and educators and their success.

The Foundation was founded in 1994 to provide additional funds beyond the normal operating budget for Longview ISD teachers, counselors, librarians and students. Donations to the Foundation are maintained locally and used to begin and/or enhance innovative academic programs and projects. Through the Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program, the Foundation improves student achievement, fosters innovation, and supports educators. By requesting contributions, the Foundation promotes community involvement from individuals, alumni, businesses, corporations and school and civic organizations.

The Foundation also sponsors the annual Lamplighter Awards Banquet to honor educators and the students whose lives the educators have touched. All proceeds from this event benefit the Foundation's Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program and the Campus Initiative Grant Program.

Since 1996, the Foundation has funded 644 grants through the Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program, returning $656,613.20 to Longview ISD teachers, counselors, librarians, and nurses so that they can provide the very best education possible for their students.

In addition, the Longview ISD Foundation has funded twenty-seven Campus Initiative Grants for a total of $70,735.20 to enhance programs that align with campus and district improvement plans to increase student achievement.

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