FAQ

  • What are you starting?
    • Carson City School District Foundation will be a Pre K-12 education foundation established to increase student achievement through philanthropic investment and involvement.
  • What is a public education foundation?
    • A public school foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization and “is designed to augment, supplement, or complement programs and activities currently being provided by the district”.  Read more here.
  • Never heard of something like that, is it a new thing?
    • Currently there are over 6,500 school foundations across the U.S.  The establishment of a foundation supporting your school district is quickly becoming a best practice.
  • How will money be spent?
    • We will use the Empower Carson City 2017 plan as our “lighthouse” to set our direction and priorities for funding.  This document was created with significant community input and has been generally embraced by the community.
  • Who are you accountable to?
    • We serve at the pleasure of the Superintendent and the school board.