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Linking the school district with the community to enrich educational experiences for both students and staff beyond the traditional classroom.

The KSD Education Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that fosters academic excellence through cooperation among educators, parents, alums, and the local community. Our mission is to enrich the educational experience of students attending Kearney public schools, paving the way for a brighter future in ways not supported by tax dollars. Since our establishment in 2010, we have contributed over $500,000 in support to Kearney school staff and students. This includes:

As a volunteer-driven organization, the Foundation is governed by a board of directors comprising nine dedicated community volunteers, an advisory board comprising twelve community volunteers, and one part-time professional. They work closely with community business sponsors and individual donors to combine external resources, including continuous sponsorships, yearly commitments, one-time donations, lifetime contributions, or legacy gifts, to establish or contribute to various programs.

The KSD Education Foundation operates independently of Kearney School District and relies solely on private donations for financial support. We are immensely grateful for the generous contributions of our donors, which have enabled us to enrich educational opportunities for both students and staff. In the 2022-23 school year, we awarded over $40,000 in grants and student scholarships. We are committed to enhancing the education of all KSD students, and our dedicated supporters and volunteers make all these efforts possible.

Vision Statement

The KSD Education Foundation supports our schools' desire to provide the best education possible for all students through our community's shared commitment to academic excellence.


Mission Statement

The mission of the KSD Education Foundation is to bring together area business and community members who value education to guide and direct resources outside the district budget, thereby providing opportunities to enrich the educational experience for students and staff of the Kearney School District. 


We are a local 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your contributions are deductible as allowed by law. We make the most of our gift dollars by combining them with other gift dollars to meet the demands of our community.

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Mailing Address: 

425 W. Washington Street

Kearney, MO 64060

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