Vashon Partners in Education (PIE) is a non-profit charity whose goal is to enhance the learning environment in our public schools. We do this by funding activities and materials requested by those closest to the educational process — our teachers. Chautauqua, McMurray, and Vashon High School teachers, staff, and other community members are encouraged to submit grant proposals identifying specific needs or opportunities not addressed by the existing school budget. Grants are evaluated on educational value, innovation, need, and impact.
PIE’s main granting period is every fall. Grant proposals are evaluated annually in late October/November and monies are disbursed upon approval for use in that calendar year. In addition, PIE has a new grant opportunity made possible by a generous donation from the estate of islander Robin Appleford. The Robin Appleford Enrichment Fund broadens PIE’s goal of enhancing the learning environment in our public schools by focusing on projects and ideas that deepen learning, specifically in the areas of Civics & Community and Environment & Ecosystems. This fund is in addition to PIE’s main fall-only granting process, and will uniquely accept applications on a rolling basis.
Thank you to everyone who donated to PIE this year! Thanks to you, PIE was able to grant over $44,000, funding 41 grants that are immediately being used in Vashon Public Schools in the 2014-2015 school year! Visit our Grant History page to see the list of 2014 grants.
It’s never too late to contribute to PIE. Online donations are easy and fast—just click on our donate button. Every donation counts, no matter the size. For more information view the electronic version of our brochure here.
We are now included in the AmazonSmile program. Click here to have a tiny portion of your Amazon.com shopping dollars support PIE. (50¢ per $100 spent).
Smart Dog Sponsorships support PIE
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2014 Smart Dog Sponsorships at the Vashon Sheepdog Classic. We sold a record breaking 70 sponsorships this year!
Save the Date for 2015 Vashon Sheepdog Classic—September 10-13th. Sponsorships will be available in mid August, please check back to sponsor your favorite competitors!
Thank you to the businesses that support PIE!