• 2021-2022 Funding and Partnership Opportunities

    The Plano ISD Education Foundation was established in 1993, with the mission to help all students in the Plano Independent School District achieve their full potential by providing financial support benefitting students and teachers.

    Funding provided by the Foundation supports differentiated and elevated programs and curriculum that are not required by the state, nor are they funded by tax dollars.  These programs support Plano ISD’s Five Strategic Pillars by providing unique opportunities to help students find their passion and purpose, prepare for, and significantly impact their future. Plano ISD strives to do more than status quo for our amazing students. As part of the community, they want to respond to the needs within the workforce and shape the learning experience at every stage of their educational experience so that Plano ISD is graduating students that are better prepared for the careers of tomorrow.

    You can help make a difference. 

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$44,400
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
2,700
Secondary Students

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

AVID Elementary helps students develop academic habits they will need to be successful in middle school, high school, college and career. Students learn about organization, study skills, communication and self-advocacy in an age-appropriate and challenging way. AVID Elementary campuses create a strong college-going culture encouraging students to think about their college and career plans. Plano ISD has 24 AVID elementary campuses serving approximately 4800 students. AVID Elementary takes aschool-wide approach, by implementing with all fourth and fifth grade students at a campus. The AVID Elective is the cornerstone of the secondary AVID program. The AVID Elective focuses on rigorous academic preparation, student agency and opportunity knowledge to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Plano ISD has 22 secondary AVID campuses and serves approximately 3000 in the elective.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$8,000
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
50,000
Students Impacted

CORE Store

Launched 2016, the CORE Store has donated over hundreds of thousands of dollars in supplies and classroom materials to teachers throughout the district. The CORE Store allows teachers to shop for additional school supplies for their students at no cost. Across the district one out of every three students is classified as economically disadvantaged, with some campuses reaching as high as 90%. For these campuses, school supplies and classroom materials represent a day-to-day struggle for manystudents.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$30,000
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
5,000
Staff Impacted

Employee Crisis Fund

One of the many benefits of working in Plano ISD, as noted by PISD employees, is the Employee Crisis Fund. Funded solely by private dollars from the Foundation, this resource assists PISD employees experiencing a short-term personal emergency. Examples of employee emergencies include: rent, car repairs, childcare, utility bills, and medical services not covered by insurance. A committee of district employees, facilitated by the PISD Benefits and Risk Management Department, confidentially examines employee requests for assistance and selects Employee Crisis Fund recipients on behalf of the Foundation.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$8,000
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
100
Support-Level Staff

PISD 100 Employee Recognition Program

New in 2019-2020, this program was developed to help recognize support-level employees throughout the district that help make the difference in Plano ISD. Bus drivers, office administrative employees, para teachers, and cafeteria services team members all help make sure each child is cared for in the district and this program creates a meaningful way to recognize those individuals for their great work.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$125,000
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
1,000s
Students Impacted

Grants to Educators

Competitive grants are made available to all Plano ISD Educators, ranging in value from $250 up to $1200. Grants are submitted by individual teachers, teams of teachers, a grade level or entire school, multiple schools, or cluster. Grants provide supplemental funds to enhance projects demonstrating instructional excellence.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$37,500
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
2,000
Students Impacted

Back to School Fair

During August, PISD will host a Back to School Fair for our families with needs. The fair allows students to pick up a backpackfull of supplies, grab a box of nutritional food, and receive other necessary services to best prepare students for the upcoming school year.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$20,000
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
300
Students Impacted

Health Science Certifications

Provides students with the fees to cover Health Science certification exams. Some certifications offered include pharmacy tech and CNA (certified nursing assistant). These exams cost up to $300 per student. Many students find this fee a hardship if required to pay for these on their own. As a result, the Foundation is looking for sponsors to cover these fees.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$75,000
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
1,200
Students Impacted

Competitive Robotics

Students who participate in Robotics are twice as likely to major in science or engineering. Over 90% of students report improved problem solving, time management and conflict resolution skills. In addition, they are 87% more interested in going to college. After a successful launch, the PISD robotics program continues to expand throughout the district at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$88,500
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
8,000+
Students Impacted

NEW Welcome & Enrollment Center - Student, Family & Community Services

New in 2021! - Help provide key services in one centralized location to support PISD students and families.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$52,500
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
5,000
Staff Impacted

Professional Learning Support

Through numerous programs including Google Certification, Leadership Development, Teacher Development and Mentoring and Coaching, the Foundation works hand-in-hand with ourProfessional Learning Department to best support our teachers and administrators.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$75,000
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
200
Students Impacted

5th Grade Outdoor Science Camp

Camp students are engaged in social, emotional and academic skills while at camp. This authentic experience challenges our students to think in different ways and they begin to see that nature can provide limitless learning opportunities. The Foundation helps to provide scholarships to students who would like to participate.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$5,000
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
800
Staff Impacted

Teacher Recruitment Fair

Plano ISD hosts a job fair each school year in order to recruit and hire the most effective and talented workforce for our students. This fair provides candidates an opportunity to connect with over 200 district administrators from all 73 campuses as well as our high-needs auxiliary departments that include FANS, Transportation, Facilities, Employee Child Care, and the PASAR After-School program.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$150,000
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
53,000+
Entire Community

Robbie & Lynore Robinson Fine Arts Center

The Plano ISD Fine Arts Programs have a long history of excellence. Based on the Plano ISD Mission to “educate, inspire & empower every student to activate their unique potential in a dynamic world” and in support of the district’s vision, “Committed to Excellence,” the goal of building the Fine Arts Center is to provide a professional level performance and exhibition venue for the outstanding Fine Arts students of the Plano Independent School District.The world-class facility will open in 2021.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$35,000
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
200
Families Impacted

Access to Technology

At Plano ISD, we know that learning does not stop when a student leaves the classroom. Our goal is to make sure each student has access to reliable internet at home so that learning and research can continue outside of the classroom.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$14,750
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
120
Students Impacted

Computer Science Summer Bridge Program

This program is a Computer Science summer experience for 120 8th grade students to introduce them to computer science. PISD piloted the program in the summer of 2020 with a TEA grant and hopes to continue this program.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$15,000
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
200
Students Impacted

Health Sciences Academy

The Health Sciences Academy provides students with hands-on training in the medical sciences field. The Academy is offered in partnership with Collin College and students can earn up to an Associate's Degree.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$15,000
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
50
Families impacted

Richards Douglass Immediate Needs Fund

Started by former PISD Board of Trustees President Tammy Richards and husband Michael Douglass, this fund is available to PISD families with immediate, critical needs. We want every student to have the best opportunity to learn and thrive. The needs are identified by social workers and campus counselors.

$Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
$25,000
Fundraising Goal

Fundraising Goal Target $Field0
100
Students Impacted

Ag Mechanics/ Ag Structures Materials Support

Students in Ag Mechanics/ Structures class need to have the necessary materials in order to adequately train to create and build things. Consumable materials have gone up in pricing which has left our students with a shortage of materials and experiences.

  • Contact UsFor additional information regarding funding, sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, please contact:

    Jamee Jolly Jamee Jolly
    Education Foundation