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Vinita Public Schools Educational Foundation


VINITA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
114 S Scraper
Vinita, OK 74301

VEF Grant Application

  1. Open the VEF Grant Application (click here). 
  2. Once the application is open.  Click on 'File' -> 'Make a Copy'.
  3. Share complete application with Kelly Grimmett.


The Vinita Public Schools Educational Foundation was chartered in 1989 and incorporated as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501© (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The goal of the Vinita Public Schools Educational Foundation is to recognize and encourage academic excellence in Vinita Public Schools.

An all-volunteer board of trustees oversees the operation of the  foundation, assisted by other community volunteers serving as needed. The foundation exists outside the formal operational boundaries of the school system but in conformance with the goals and objectives of the Board of Education.

A major portion of each contribution becomes a part of the permanent endowment fund which is managed for long-term growth by The Tulsa Community Foundation, 7010 S. Yale, Tulsa, OK 74136. The remainder is used for funding of the VPS Educational Foundation’s local operations and projects. The foundation receives contributions from individuals, businesses, community organizations,memorials/tributes, planned giving, and fundraisers.

The programs supported include:


Grants to Teachers
Teachers submit proposals for innovative teaching programs. A committee determines winners of “Great Ideas Grants.”

Honor Top Students
Top students grades 4-12 are presented Certificates of Achievement in awards assemblies, and top students grades 9-12 also receive Academic School Letters.

Recognize Outstanding Teachers-Teacher of the Year Reception
Teacher of the Year and candidates are honored as well as retiring teachers and all teachers past and present.

Hall of Fame Award
Loyal Supporters of the VPS Educational Foundation are honored, and their names are engraved on a plaque at Vinita High School.
  • 2004 - Ida and Lloyd Lundy and Melvin Tilbury
  • 2005 - Jane Wells Bachman

Principal for the Day
The business community is invited to visit the schools, shadowing the principal, to create a better understanding of the schools.

OFE Fall Forum
Foundation Trustees attend the Fall Forum in Norman to learn how to make our foundation more successful and effective.


Please consider a generous tax deductible donation that will make a difference in the quality of education provided our students. We want Vinita students to have every possible opportunity to succeed in life.

Gift Categories
Donor..........................................................$1 -    $99
Patron........................................................$100 -   $499
Benefactor....................................................$500 -   $999
Sustainer...................................................$1,000 - $4,999
Platinum Circle.............................................$5,000 - $9,999
Golden Circle..............................................$10,000 or  more

Please make checks payable to:
VPS Educational Foundation
114 S Scraper
Vinita, OK 74301


Be sure to list your name and address and class. If we have mailed you a brochure in previous years, please let us know of any change of address or status so we can make the correction. We would appreciate your help very much as we want to keep the class records current. Also, if  you would like to donate in memory or in tribute of another, please list their name and address so we will be able to notify that family or person of your gift. We thank you for your support.

Endowment Fund: $111,994.61