OSDEF is accepting grant applications; deadline is July 14 for fall grants

Official OSDEF logoThe Olympia School District Education Foundation (OSDEF) is accepting grant applications for the 2017-18 school year. Although applications may be submitted at any time of the year, if funds are needed for Fall 2017, an application must be sent to the OSDEF by July 14, 2017. Grants approved in August will be funded in September.

Grant requests will be evaluated based on commitment to the OSDEF mission: to provide programs and services to students and partners with teachers to enhance educational success and promote learning for all students of the Olympia School District.

Grant categories, guidelines and applications are available online on the OSDEF website. Questions may be directed to Bev Sperry in the OSDEF office. She can be reached by email at bsperry@osd.wednet.edu or at the office phone, (360) 596-6110. Bev is available during the summer months.

OSDEF reopens grant applications

OSDEF logoThe Olympia School District Education Foundation (OSDEF) has reopened grant applications for the remainder of this school year, including applications for programs/events this spring, summer and fall of 2017.

Grant categories, guidelines and applications are available online on the OSDEF website. Limited funds are available.

Questions may be sent to the Foundation at info@osdef.org or by contacting Bev Sperry in the OSDEF office at (360) 596-6110.

OSDEF has new phone number; 2017-18 grant applications due starting June 1

OSD-Logo-2014The Olympia School District Education Foundation (OSDEF) has a new phone number. To reach Foundation Coordinator Beverley Sperry, please contact 360-596-6110 or email Sperry at bsperry@osd.wednet.edu. Be sure to update your contact list with the new number!

Also, please note that the Foundation will begin accepting new grant applications on June 1, 2017 for the 2017-18 school year. The Foundation is no longer accepting grant applications for this school year.

Auditions for OSD Players musical “Annie” set for December 7

Auditions for this year’s OSD Players musical Annie are set for Wednesday, December 7. To audition for this year’s production, please review the following attachments and complete the audition form. One attachment describes the Annie audition process, including rehearsal and show dates, another is a listing of Annie characters, and the third is an audition form to download, print, fill out and bring with you to the auditions.

All OSD employees and their families are welcome to audition for a part in the production, directed by Colleen Powers. Auditions are from 6-9 p.m. on December 7 at Reeves Middle School, 2200 Quince St. N.E. in Olympia.

 Performances of Annie are scheduled at 7 p.m. on February 23, 24, and 25,  and at 2 p.m. on February 25 and 26 at Olympia High School.

OSDEF continues to accept grant applications for the 2016-17 year

OSDEF logoThe Olympia School District Education Foundation (OSDEF) is continuing to accept applications for grants that will be available this school year, including applications for programs/events next summer.

The OSDEF grant cycle runs September 1 through August 30. Grant requests should be sent to the Foundation as soon in the calendar year as possible. For example, it is recommended that a grant request for an event in August 2017 be submitted this month (September 2016).

The OSDEF awarded more than $50,000 in grants  last year with a record number of applications, so don’t delay in sending in your application!

Grant categories, guidelines and applications are available online on the OSDEF website.

Questions about the timeline for grants may be sent to the Foundation at info@osdef.org or by contacting Bev Sperry in the OSDEF office at (360) 753-8853.

It’s not too late to apply for OSDEF grants for the 2016-17 school year!

OSDEF logoThe Olympia School District Education Foundation (OSDEF) is accepting applications for grants that will be available in the 2016-17 school year. More than $50,000 in grants were awarded this year with a record number of applications, so don’t delay in sending in your application!

Grant categories, guidelines and applications are available online on the OSDEF website.

While there are no specific deadlines for grant applications, if grant funds are needed for the beginning of the school year, applications must be received in the OSDEF office by August 1.  Applications received after that time will be processed for the month following receipt of the application.

All applications received by August 1 will be processed by September 1, and applicants will be notified of the results before the first day of school. Note that all applications submitted will be acknowledged within one week of their being received in the OSDEF office. If you have not heard from us within that time, please contact Bev Sperry in the OSDEF office by email at bsperry@osd.wednet.edu or by phone at (360)753-8853.  The office is open all year, including summer months.

Feel free to contact the OSDEF office if you have questions or concerns about applying for a grant.