Removing barriers and enhancing educational success for all OSD students

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Public schools are the cornerstone of our community.
A supportive community helps OSD students and teachers achieve greatness.

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Apply for our OSDEF Teaching & Learning Grants
Access our Grant Request Form, Grant Scoring Rubric and further information here.

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 We are a dynamic and engaged Board of Trustees that is passionate about working with our community to provide programs and services that enhance educational success for all Olympia School District students.


OSDEF Announces New Executive Director

Olympia native Katy Johansson selected to lead education nonprofit

“I truly believe the OSDEF’s programs are enriching and, in many cases, transforming students’ lives.” - Johansson

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Upcoming Events


OSD Payroll Deduction Campaign

If you are an OSD employee, please consider a $1 donation every month. Every dollar has a positive impact!

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Cispus Wreath Fundraiser
On sale now!

Supports Outdoor Education at Cispus Learning Center for fifth grade OSD students.

Featured Sponsors


The picturesque Fiddlehead Marina is nestled along the Olympia boardwalk on Budd Bay and was the city’s first established downtown marina. Their 75+ slip marina is a great way to enjoy the waterfront and Pacific Northwest, rain or shine. Owners Joan and Bob Wubbena have been a valued partner in OSDEF’s mission to enhance educational success and promote learning for all students in the Olympia School District.

Providing construction services to public and private clients throughout the Northwest, FORMA pairs seasoned construction management teams with master craftspeople to deliver detailed analysis and job sites focused on both safety and efficiency. With an extensive portfolio that includes retail, health care, education, and infrastructure, FORMA has been successfully delivering quality construction projects for 30 years. The Foundation is grateful for the generous support FORMA has provided to our Principal’s Emergency Fund, helping ensure all OSD schools have a resource to help students meet emergency needs.


The expert team at Ability Vocational Consulting has a collective 50 + years of experience in the vocational rehabilitation industry with extensive knowledge of the workers' compensation system in Washington. Their highly trained consultants specialize in working with individuals with disabilities. They develop solutions to resolve difficult and complex claims while maintaining an objective standpoint and adhering to ethical standards. We appreciate their partnership and support of our Teaching and Learning Grants Program, which helps bring innovation to the classroom.