Vashon Partners in Education (PIE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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 Elementary, McMurray Middle School, 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.
A Special Note about WINTER/SPRING 2021:
Normally, PIE’s main granting period is every fall. However, due the generosity of our donors this fall, and to Vashon School District’s current remote learning model, we will be continuing the granting process into 2021. The first grant application due date of 2021 is February 25.
In addition, PIE has a 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.
Vashon Sheepdog Classic 2021 closed to the public
We are sad to announce that the Vashon Sheepdog Classic 2021 will be a handlers-only event, closed to the public, due to the pandemic.
Like most non-profits with in-person fundraising events that have been interrupted, we will be reimagining our 2021 sponsorship program, to keep fans connected to the handlers and dogs they love, until we can all be together again in 2022! Stay tuned for details in the new year.
If you are interested in being a PIE Smart Dog Sponsor in 2021 contact Jenna Riggs to be put on our contact list when the sponsorships open. For more information about our PIE Smart Dog Sponsorship program, visit the program page 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).
Thank you to the businesses that support PIE!