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The Goddard Education Foundation

(GEF) is a 501 (c) (3) organization that serves as the direct support organization to the Goddard Public Schools. Our mission is to provide resources designed to enrich educational opportunities to the students of USD 265 through an independent nonprofit community based organization.  Your contribution may be directed to the Goddard Education Foundation General Fund or to a designated program area including:

  • Early Childhood Development Center
  • Teacher Grants for Collaborative Learning Opportunities
  • Professional Development Grants for Educators
  • Instructionally Centered Technology

Planned giving allows you to create a legacy of support to Goddard Students through the Goddard Education Foundation.

Contact the Foundation to schedule a meeting with a GEF Board Trustee.

The GEF Board may consider each gift according to its intended use, restrictions, liabilities and financial impact on the GEF or Goddard Schools, now and in the future. Only gifts, bequests, devises, endowments, trusts and similar funds that are designated for the use of GEF consistent with the stated goals and mission of the Goddard Schools will be considered for acceptance. The gift solicitor will refer to the GEF Board, before acceptance, gifts that are given with unusual restrictions or designations or have the potential of jeopardizing the tax exempt status of violating GEF or Goddard Schools policies, local, state, or federal laws.


Other ways to give…


Appreciated Stock

Bequest made in a Will

CD’s, Saving Accounts, Brokerage Accounts

Checking Accounts with P.O.D. provisions

Charitable Gift Annuity

Charitable and Lead Trust

Charitable Remainder Trust

Closely Held Securities

Deferred Gift Annuity



USD 265 Employee Payroll Deduction

Gift of Life Insurance

Matching Gifts

Memorials, Honorary Tributes, Endowments

Multiple Year Gift Pledge

Outright Gift of Real Estate

Personal Property

Pooled Income Fund

Real Estate with Life Tenancy

Retirement Accounts and Pension Plans


IRS Tax Exempt Determination 501(c)(3). Federal I.D. #47-2188832. Gifts to the Foundation are deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Refunds must be requested within 14 calendar days of the date on which you made the online donation. Refunds will be issued  as a credit to the credit card used for the original donation. Checks may be mailed to: Goddard Education Foundation, 201 S. Main St., Goddard, KS 67052