How do you choose which Teaching and Learning Grants are funded?
Our Grants Committee reviews grant requests using a Grants Scoring Rubric. The committee then presents its recommendations at monthly board meetings, where the applications may be discussed further. The entire board votes on their approval. Please read our Teaching & Learning Grants Guidelines for more information.

Are any Teaching and Learning Grants not approved?
Typically, we don’t provide funds for things that can only be used once or can be thrown out (consumables). We ask school principals to sign off on grant applications before they are submitted. Please refer to our Grants Scoring Rubric and Teaching & Learning Grants Guidelines for more information.

How long does it take to process a Teaching and Learning Grant?
Grant requests are reviewed by our Grants Committee, then presented at the following monthly board meetings, where they are voted on.

When does the Board of Trustees meet?
The second Tuesday of every month.

Is my donation tax deductible? Will I receive a tax receipt?
Yes. We are a registered 501 c(3) and our tax ID number is 91-1914331.

Are you interested in corporate sponsors?
We would love to work with your company to find the best fit for your sponsorship or donation!

Can I make a donation in honor or memory of someone?
Yes. Let’s talk about how we can make this most meaningful for you and the Foundation.

Does the Foundation sell, rent or trade information to other agencies?
The privacy of our donors is very important to us and we do not share or sell this information.

Can you donate to a specific program?
Definitely. Please specify, attach a note, or give us a call to let us know where you would like it channeled.

I want to donate with a credit card, but don’t like submitting the information over the Internet.
Although donating online is a fast and secure way to make a gift, there are several alternatives available. We are happy to take your credit card information over the phone. Or, you can mail your check to us.

Thank you for coming to our website to find out more about the OSDEF. Here you’ll find some frequently asked questions about the Foundation, which we hope you will find of interest.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask! 

 

Thank you for coming to our website to find out more about the OSDEF. Here you’ll find some frequently asked questions about the Foundation, which we hope you will find of interest.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask!