North Wasco County Education Foundation
Our mission is to foster community, staff, and corporate support for the academic, artistic, athletic, and cultural enrichment of the students of North Wasco County School District 21.
Golden Apple Awards
The North Wasco County Education Foundation is launching a new program to recognize and reward exceptional staff and volunteers in our school district.
The three primary goals of this program are to:
-support, motivate, and honor great educators,
-involve the community in our schools,
-promote integrity and excellence in the school district
The 2021 winners have been announced, and they include:
-Janohn Clower, Counselor at Chenowith Elementary School
-Mary Jo Commerford, AP History & English teacher at The Dalles High School
-Pedro Mondragon, EL Assistant at Dry Hollow Elementary
-Laura Kahler, volunteer and board member at Mosier Community School
Thank you to all 52 nominees for your outstanding service and for those who took the time to nominate someone special.
Read our 2020 Annual Report
Our impacts are growing, see how!
We have three signature programs: classroom mini-grants grants, student scholarships, and we provide fiscal support for small education and youth focused interest groups. We also host special fundraisers based on critical needs that arise, such as the COVID Response Special Fund.
The North Wasco County Education Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors. They are responsible for strategic planning, fiscal oversight, setting and maintaining policy, fundraising, selecting projects and dispensing funds. The board of directors operates independently of the D21 School Board. The Education Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) organization. Tax deductible contributions may be made to the Foundation in a variety of ways.
Building community and raising funds so that all children in the district are thriving and have access to a robust and well-rounded education.
On 8.25.2020, the board of directors adopted a new three year strategic plan. We are extremely excited about our new energy & direction. We invite you to read the full plan below.
Ways to Donate
Click on the 'add to cart' buttons below if you would like to make a Paypal donation. Checks can also be send to the mailing address below, made out to the Education Foundation of North Wasco County.
A receipt will be mailed to all who donate. We thank you!