In 2004, a dedicated group of community members joined together, committed to working with Redmond, Kirkland, and Sammamish parents, businesses, and community leaders in support of our future--the 25,000 students in the Lake Washington School District. 

Since the Lake Washington Schools Foundation was established, it has raised over $1.6 million from its generous community and has funded programs that have touched almost every student in the District. These programs ensure equal access to educational opportunities, quality teaching and leadership, and future-ready skills. 

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation is growing each year to ensure that effective programs that have been cut or diminished by reduced state funding can continue. The State funds basic education, but the District sets a higher bar for its students. The Foundation supports those higher standards. 

Reaching for Success Grants
All LWSD schools are invited to apply for grants of up to $3,000 to help achieve goals outlined in their school’s Continuous Improvement Process Plan, an unfunded but state-mandated requirement. These creative and innovate proposed programs include before- and after-school tutoring programs, math enrichment and curriculum, materials and supplies to establish computer science curriculum, and reading programs to reach all levels of readers. Over the years, Bell has received thousands of dollars in grants, supporting our students' learning in multiple ways. Applications are being carefully reviewed, and grant awards will be announced in early June. Donor generosity at the annual A Legacy for Learning luncheon will determine how many grants are awarded. Join us and help fund these grants!