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The mission of the Foundation is to support the Woodland Hills School District and its communities by strengthening the educational experience of our children.
The Woodland Hills Foundation works to achieve this through:
enhancing educational opportunities for all District students;
increasing public involvement in schools;
increasing initiatives which support quality instruction and lifelong learning endeavors;
and to encourage alumni and others to support the Foundation through annual gifts, planned gifts and memorial gifts.
We believe that every child in our district deserves the best education possible and it is our job, as a community, to make this a reality.
If you agree, DONATE NOW.
WAYS TO GIVE:
Download our donation form, print, fill out and return with a check, payable to Woodland Hills Foundation" to:
Woodland Hills Foundation
P.O. Box 321
Turtle Creek, PA 15145
You may donate online using our security-certified on-line donation program. Use any major credit card and give through the secure and trusted PayPal transaction portal. No need to be a PayPal member.
Sponsor a Mini-Grant
Mini-Grants are modest cash awards that help educators make a positive difference in the learning experience of their students. More importantly, Mini-Grants support, encourage, and facilitate great teaching ideas. Since 2002, the Woodland Hills Foundation has funded 192 Mini-Grants totaling over $109,000.
Mini-Grants are funded through dollars raised through the work of the Foundation.
Each year, in the fall, any member of Woodland Hills School District’s instructional or professional staff (i.e., teachers, counselors, librarians, or nurses) is eligible to apply for a Mini-Grant. The Foundation organizes a Mini-Grant Selection Committee comprised of community representatives.
Grants are awarded based on the quality of the idea and the projected impact of the project presented in the application. The number of grants awarded depends on the funds the Foundation raises for the Mini-Grant Program.
If you wish to fund a Mini-Grant, our staff will work with you to determine your budget, identify grant submissions that meet your particular interests/criteria and more. Further, we can work with you to set up a yearly Grant where you can establish your own budget, grant criteria and eligible participants. For more information or to fund a Mini-Grant, please contact Kathleen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fund a Dream
As Public Education dollars are getting stretched further and further, there are needs in the schools that are not being met. As part of the Woodland Hills Foundation mission, we have created a Dream Book for the Woodland Hills School District. Teachers and principals throughout the district shared what programs, teaching innovations and supplies they simply cannot get because there isn’t money in the budget. The Dream Book is published each year and shared with our network of friends and donors. When dollars are available in the Foundation's budget, the foundation may choose to fulfill a particular dream. Other dreams are funded by our generous friends and donors.
Mini-Grants are funded through dollars raised through the work of the Foundation and through generous donations made specifically for the purpose of funding a dream.
If you wish to fund a Dream, our staff will work with you to determine your budget, identify dream submissions that meet your particular interests/criteria and more. Further, we can work with you to set up a yearly funding for Dreams, where you can establish your own budget, criteria and eligible participants. For more information or to fund a Dream, please contact Trista at
Fund a Scholarship
Helping students at Woodland Hills achieve their dreams is easier than you might think! Our staff is here to get the help you need to quickly set up a Scholarship Fund. Our committee works tirelessly to be sure information is distributed to guidance counselors and potential applicants; applications are processed promptly and contain complete information; checks are written and gifts acknowledged promptly when the fund receives donations.
If you wish to fund a Scholarship, our staff will work with you to determine your budget, identify your particular interests/criteria and more. Further, we can work with you to set up a yearly Scholarship, where you can establish your own budget, criteria and eligible participants. For more information or to fund a Scholarship, please contact Carlton at
Honor and Memorial Gifts
Honor and Memorial gifts are a wonderful way to celebrate birthdays, weddings, graduations, holidays, or remember and celebrate the life of a loved one who has passed. Whenever you make a gift in honor or memory of someone, we will send them an acknowledgement card, letting them know about your gift.
There are many occasions when a gift to Woodland Hills Foundation makes for the perfect gift:
Memorials and bequests
Milestones and achievements
Anytime, in honor of someone special
If you plan to ask friends and family to donate to the Woodland Hills Foundation in lieu of flowers or gifts, please let us know. This will allow us to quickly notify you of donations made in honor of your special occasion or in memory of your loved one.
A planned gift in your will or estate is a thoughtful way to ensure a brighter future for children in our community. The goal of planned giving is to fulfill your philanthropic wishes in coordination with your overall financial and estate planning.Planned Giving is the name for any charitable gift requiring forethought and planning. Planned or deferred gifts help donors enhance their tax planning, investment objectives and retirement needs while insuring the future of Woodland Hills Foundation.
Many choose to do this with a charitable bequest in their will. Gifts of cash and property, gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, life income trusts for others, charitable remainder trusts and special bequests are also accepted. Naming Woodland Hills Foundation as a beneficiary in your estate is a special and lasting gift.
Supporters who choose to leave a bequest to Hoffman Homes for Youth can do so very simply by including a paragraph in their will that is similar to the following:
“I bequeath___________(% or $) of my residual estate to Woodland Hills School District Foundation, Inc. to be used for ___________(any special designation) or the Corporation may use these funds as they deem appropriate.”
When including a bequest in your will, please tell your attorney:
Our official name: Woodland Hills Foundation
Our address: P.O. Box 321
Turtle Creek, PA 15145
Our organization: a non-profit organization devoted to providing comprehensive care, treatment, and education to emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families.
Our IRS status: 501(c)(3)not-for-profit organization, EIN 26-2058439
To learn more about the Foundation and/or to discuss your options, please contact or have your personal representative contact:
Dr. Steven T. Gough
There are thousands of non-profit organizations working with United Way, allowing donors to designate support to specific agencies and programs through a contributor choice code. Contact your employer to see if you work for a participating organization. The Woodland Hills Foundation Contributor Choice ID is: #10660819
WHSD Payroll Deduction
There are many ways to donate through a workplace giving campaign, including credit card, check, stock, vacation hours and cash; however, giving through recurring payroll deduction is most effective. Fees are applied when you donate to nonprofits via credit card or check, so less of your donation actually goes to the charity. By giving through recurring or one-time payroll deduction, your donation is automatically deducted from your paycheck, there are no extra fees and because employees’ payroll donations come out of their after-tax earnings, your donation is tax-deductible. Recurring payroll deduction allows you to spread your pledge over the course of a year, in smaller, more financially manageable amounts to be deducted from your paycheck.
If you are a member of the staff at Woodland Hills School District, contact HR for more information.