FAQs

What is the Ennis ISD Education Foundation?

It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to support EISD schools by raising private dollars to invest in innovative programs not fully funded through local, state or federal taxes.

It is governed by a board of directors consisting of Ennis community members who meet regularly to manage and support the operations and programs of the foundation.

It is designed to supplement and complement programs and activities currently being provided by the district´s curriculum.

It funds innovative teacher grants and grants for new teachers to the teaching profession at EISD.

Provides additional funding for programs the school district may fall short to cover.

Why is an Education Foundation needed in Ennis?

EISD schools are faced with increasing demands and diminishing resources.

Funding is a constant issue due to shrinking tax revenues, budget cuts, and the shifting of state funds to poorer districts.

EISD does the best job possible with the funding available and even taps into additional sources through state and federal grants, but there is still much more that can be done for our teachers and students.

How did the Ennis ISD Education Foundation begin?

In 2014, a group of concerned Ennis citizens formed a committee with the mission to create an education foundation with the goal of providing EISD teachers additional funding to support innovative curriculum and enhanced instruction. From this teamwork, the Ennis ISD Education Foundation was formed.

With the help of four major donors, (Ennis State Bank, First State Bank, Citizens National Bank of Texas, and Polyguard) each contributing $25,000, and 70 other companies and private individuals, the Education Foundation raised over $180,000 initially to get it off the ground.

What has the Ennis ISD Education Foundation done thus far?

Awarded over $125,000 in grants to the teachers and campuses of EISD to support innovative teaching practices.

Awarded over $15,000 in new teacher grants.

Raised an additional $100,000 through special events like our Galas and Wild Game Dinners, along with private donations.

What is the Ennis ISD Education Foundation doing in the future?

Kicking off our latest giving campaign with the goal of raising an additional $100,000 in the next year for the teachers and students of Ennis ISD.

Hosting the 5th Annual Wild Game Dinner & Dance on February 2nd, 2018.

Partnership with the City of Ennis to sponsor the 2nd Annual Wine Wander at the 2018 Bluebonnet Trails Festival, April 2018.