Trustee Responsibilities

Founded in 2002, the North Kitsap Schools Foundation’s (NKSF) purpose is to support the academic success of all North Kitsap School District students with educational resources not funded by the state education budget. We operate separately from the school district with private contributions, but our goals are aligned with district priorities. The foundation’s annual grants enrich instruction in all academic subjects and programs, and strive to overcome barriers to learning so education is inclusive and innovative for all students. The North Kitsap Schools Foundation is proud to combine financial

resources from the community, including those of individuals, school employees, local businesses, tribes

and service clubs, to fund exciting and innovative learning opportunities for district students to achieve

their academic and personal goals.

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The board of trustees is both a working and a governing board. Trustees are not compensated for their service. Members of the board organize and manage multiple fundraisers throughout the year that are directed at all segments of the community and are carried out through multiple channels. Personal contact with potential donors is considered a vital element in successful fundraising. Under the leadership of the grants program director, trustees meet annually in October to review all grant applications and select those to be awarded a grant. 


  • Serve a minimum of one 2 year term

  • Serve as an advocate for NKSF in the community

  • Attend 10 monthly board meetings per year (2nd Monday evenings)

  • Make a personally meaningful financial contribution

  • Cultivate and maintain ongoing relationships with donors

  • Promote the foundation to contacts within your circle of influence

  • Actively participate in fundraising efforts

  • Exercise integrity and confidentiality in dealings with the board and the community

  • Contribute to sustaining the organization by recruiting volunteers and board members

  • Take a leadership role in at least one of these foundation activities:

  • Hold a foundation office

  • Grants Program – manage grant application process and follow-up

  • Collection of grant impact stories – school site visits with students and grant recipients

  • Grant writing for local opportunities

  • Chair a fundraising activity -

Are you looking for a way to serve the community and local teachers and schools? Contact our Board President to attend a meeting and meet the board.