ABOUT THE SMITHVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Smithville Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization supporting the Smithville School District in Smithville, Missouri.

Our Mission: To continue the tradition of excellence for all students in the Smithville School District, strengthen ties between the District and the community, and enhance learning opportunities.  Charitable contributions support grants for classroom teachers for innovative, high-impact projects that would not normally be funded and provide student scholarships to promote continuing education.   

Our Objectives:

  • Promote excellence through special programs and funds.

  • Strengthen ties between the District and the community.

  • Promote continuing education by providing scholarship funds.

  • Generate and guide alternative resources to expand educational opportunities

The Smithville R-II School District Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that has been approved as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity. As such, contributions to the Foundation typically provide tax benefits to the contributor. The Foundation is associated with, but separate from the Smithville R-II School District. Foundation funds will not be utilized for general district operating expenses or to replace any diminishing public funds. 

Donations shall be placed in one of the following categories, depending upon specifications and restrictions attached to the donation:

  • Student Scholarships

  • Grants for Education

  • Capital Improvements

  • General

Contributions to the Smithville R-II School District Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed for income, estate, and gift tax purposes. Contact your tax consultant for more information. 

Contributions to the Foundation may take many forms, including:

  • One-Time Gifts of cash, securities, etc.

  • Deferred Gifts through bequests, trusts, life insurance policies, etc.

  • Targeted Gifts designated to support a particular program of interest.

  • Memorial Gifts to honor the memory of a relative, friend, or special educator.

  • Special Gifts involving unusual or atypical circumstances.

To make a donation or to receive additional information, please contact the Foundation by phone at 816.532.0406, or visit our online donation page.

The Smithville Education Foundation accepts nominations for the Alumni Wall of Fame year round.  Click here to access the nomination form

Smithville R-II School District Foundation, INC.

655 South Commercial

Smithville, MO 64089