Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) has launched a campaign that aims to raise funds to provide innovative grants for Spring Branch ISD schools and departments, as well as scholarships for students who graduate in 2017. The campaign, Making Our Schools Better (MOSB), will fund programs that are not part of the district’s budget.sbef-making-schools-better-logo-mosb

“In the past, we invited parents to make contributions to the Foundation as part of their back-to-school tradition,” says Jennie Baker, MOSB chair and SBEF board member. “This year, we opened the campaign to the community. We believe Making Our Schools Better by enhancing education also makes our communities stronger.”

SBEF raises funds only for SBISD; 100 percent remains in the district. Last year, the Foundation donated more than $1 million to the district, reaching students on every campus. Twice each year, the Foundation calls for grants for cutting-edge classroom, campus or district-wide programs. Each May, more than 100 seniors receive scholarships to begin post-secondary education.

Community members may contribute to the campaign at https://sbef.ejoinme.org/MOSB. Donations of $25 fund a student field trip; $500 provides a teacher mini-grant; $5,000 pays for a campus grant. Donors of $100 or more will receive a yard sign to entice other community members to get involved