Hello, Friends of Van Buren!

Want to help Van Buren students learn? The Educational Foundation of Van Buren Community Schools was created in 1995 to do just that!

The Educational Foundation of Van Buren Schools was founded as a private non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation in response to significant budget cuts the district has been required to make due to declining revenues.   This foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of residents of the school district.  This volunteer staff donates their time and energies so that Van Buren students may benefit from every available advantage in the classroom.

Through mini-grants, scholarships and restricted funds we have accomplished this mission by accepting donations from any and all and have contributed more than $93,000 to Van Buren Schools!

Here is a partial list of mini-grant materials purchased by the foundation:

  • CPR packets
  • White boards
  • Acoustic guitar stands
  • Flash drives
  • Cameras
  • Calculators
  • Power Point materials
  • Consumer Science aprons
  • Smart Start Books
  • CD players
  • Spanish novels, dictionaries, etc.
  • Headphones
  • Conflict resolution videos
  • College dictionaries
  • 6th grade dictionaries/CD Rom for last 13 years
  • 2 skeletons for science lab
  • Drivers’ Education videos
  • Alphabet tiles
  • Math Cards
  • Kindergarten carpet
  • Color TV
  • Wii game console

$40,000 has been awarded in scholarships & restricted grants to Van Buren Students. We are truly interested in providing our students with every opportunity to learn.  

Please join us with your donation!