The District 5 Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that exists to foster unity and support teachers and students in Lexington/Richland District 5.
We raise money and then invest it directly into the unmet needs of children, teachers and staff. It’s as simple as that. We do that by exploring opportunities for our wonderful students and teachers in four key areas:
Every student should be able to come to school healthy and ready to learn. We support a number of programs that help give at-risk students the opportunity to enter the classroom with an equal opportunity to learn.
Arts and Cultural Experiences
Engaging students in the arts is a well-documented factor for success, impacting classroom performance, building confidence, and fostering positive relationships with others. We seek to bring the arts to all.
Science and Technology
Science, technology, engineering and math are the DNA of tomorrow’s workforce. We fund distinctive learning experiences in and out of the classroom to build enthusiasm for the sciences to students of every age.
Effective leadership is essential to learning: from teachers who inspire and students who reach beyond ordinary expectations. We ensure both groups have the opportunity to refine the human skills that will make them effective in the workplace, and in life.
Where The Money Goes