Foundation for the Future

The Blackwell Public School Foundation has been enriching the educational experience of Blackwell students for over 20 years through grants to fund special materials, projects and programs.

All this doesn’t happen without an extensive organization. As a contributor, we believe you should know how the Foundation operates.

Contributions to the Blackwell Public School Foundation are deductible for income tax purposes. Please consult your tax advisor to see how this might apply to your personal situation.


We are governed by a Board of Trustees with twenty-one voting members from a cross section of citizens from the district. School officials also serve on an advisory basis with no voting powers. Each Trustee serves for a three year term with one third of the Board’s terms expiring each year. This maintains continuity while bringing in fresh minds and ideas annually.


The Blackwell Public School Foundation is a charitable entity under the IRS Code 501 (c) 3. Additionally, the Foundation is audited annually by an independent CPA firm.

Download our determination letter in .pdf format.
Download a copy of our most recent audit in .pdf format.

Investments, Income & Expenses

The foundation maintains a conservative investment portfolio. The income funds our grants. Unless specifically requested by you, all funds remain with the invested in the Foundation, with the principal remaining intact. Your gift will continue to generate support for Blackwell students now and in future years.

All Trustees are volunteers and we have no paid staff. Only a nominal amount of revenue of the foundation is used for administrative costs. This insures that nearly 100% of the investment income of the Foundation is used for its true purpose: Enhancing the educational experiences of Blackwell students.