The Galveston ISD Educational Foundation enriches the educational experience and prepares students for the future by providing financial support to educators, schools and students.

The GISD Educational Foundation…

  • Is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax exempt philanthropic organization independent of the Galveston Independent School District (GISD) but complementing it through partnership;
  • Shares a vision of enhancing education in GISD schools;
  • Works to increase private support for public education;
  • Benefits GISD students and staff by supporting activities that extend beyond what tax dollars afford;
  • Encourages and recognizes creative approaches to education through grants and involvement; and
  • Is governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of business and community leaders.


  • Promote and enhance the quality and excellence of Galveston Independent School District schools
  • Help students achieve their highest academic potential
  • Recognize and celebrate student academic success
  • Enhance teacher creativity and innovation by supporting unique growth opportunities, providing resources for creative teaching, and recognizing teacher accomplishments
  • Inspire individuals, corporations, and community groups to participate with GEF in enriching education through philanthropy