What We Have Done

Impact on Community


The David Douglas Educational Foundation provides support to the students and staff in various ways such as:



  • Over $450,000 in grants were funded to staff and special groups since 1993.

  • The first grant was a special request from Alice Ott Middle School for Great Horned Owl taxidermy in 1993.

  • Technology grants have been awarded for equipment and software throughout the district.

  • Grants have provided funds to purchase musical instruments.

  • DDEF has funded grants to provide seed money to start in-school student business, such as the Coffee Cart for the Community Transition Program.

  • Annual Spring grants are awarded each year for staff-sponsored requests.

  • Special grants have been awarded for special projects or needs requests.


  • Over $78,000 in scholarships have been awarded to David Douglas High School seniors since 1995.

  • Four $1,500 DDEF scholarships are made available each year.  (Initially $1,000 each, the scholarships awarded were increased to $1,500 in the 2014-15 school year.)

  • Seven endowed scholarships are awarded each year.

  • Additional special scholarships are provided from donations by patrons.

  • Scholarships are funded for Community Sports for elementary students.


DDEF Kids Fund

  • This special program is supported by staff payroll deduction to the $5 Campaign.

  • The funds are equitably divided each year to schools and used by school counselors for special needs.

  • The type of items funded include glasses, prescriptions, emergency dental, clothing, etc. when other funding sources are not available.

Special Asks at Dinner/Auction Events

Previous event fundraisers have supported the following needs:


  • Outdoor School

  • David Douglas Music Program

  • Seats for the Performing Arts Center

  • Library Books for Ron Russell

  • DDEF Kids Fund

  • Scholarship Program

No event is planned at this time