Become a North Kitsap Schools Foundation Trustee!

Your gift of time makes a positive impact on the communities of Poulsbo, Kingston, Port Gamble, Suquamish and the Greater Hansville area.



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.


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. The foundation hosts its Celebration of Education event in November to announce the grant awards and to recognize the teacher recipients.


Expectations of North Kitsap Schools Foundation Trustees:

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

  • Celebration of Education – event planning and support

  • 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 -

Dine Out for NK Schools

Honor Roll of Business Partners

Kitsap Great Give

NKSF Cornerstone Club



You are invited to attend a board meeting to learn more about NKSF!  Email for details.