Ways to Help

Give a little, change a lot. You make all the difference.

The work of the volunteer Foundation board is to provide responsible stewardship of all donations, whether large or small, and to reward the donor’s generosity by honoring the donor’s wishes.

Foundation programs include providing support for:

  • Educational field trips
  • Extra instructional materials
  • Health assistance for students in need
  • Advanced training for teachers
  • Innovative reading programs
  • Assistance for students financially unable to participate in extracurricular activities
  • Improved facilities
  • Scholarships for graduating students


Gifts may include:

  • Money
  • Real Estate
  • Appreciated Securities
  • Deferred gifts like life insurance bequests, will beneficiary, charitable trusts (Planned Giving)

Gifts in excess of $7,500 may be designated for specific uses. Gifts of lesser amounts will be used for the specific purposes of a fundraiser, or to support the education and well-being of Vinton-Shellsburg students.

Email vsfoundation@vscsd.org to talk with someone about donating, donate online, or mail donations to:

Mike Barron, VSCSD Treasurer
Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District Foundation
205 W 4th Street, P.O. Box 640
Vinton, IA 52349


Ways to Contribute

Unrestricted Contributions
Unrestricted donations will be used to purchase support foundation objectives and will be administered in cooperation with the district staff.
Restricted Contributions
You may make a contribution to one of the Foundation’s many scholarship or enhancement funds, or designate your gift to a new support fund.
Endowed Funds
Endowed scholarship or funds can be established with an initial contribution of $7,500. This investment will support students or programs in perpetuity. The scholarship or fund can be established in your name, the name of your family or an organization, or to memorialize another individual. You may also set criteria for applicants and even be involved in the selection of recipients.
Planned Giving
Put a plan in place that will have a lasting impact on the students of Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools without jeopardizing your financial situation. You may be surprised how easy it is to make a modest or substantial gift. Plus, many planned giving have income or estate tax benefits as well. Contact the Foundation or your financial advisor for more information on planned giving.