What We Do
We provide support to students in need through partnerships with those closest to the student: the teachers, counselors, coaches, and staff at the student's school. Once the InvestED Fund Coordinator learns of a student’s need, they can use program funds to help keep the student in school, to get the student more involved in school activities, or simply remove a roadblock to their success.
Each August, InvestED provides an initial round of program funding to eligible schools. The school principal along with two InvestED coordinators allocate funds as needed for specific student needs, including school activity cards, musical instruments, appropriate clothing or uniforms, school supplies, and test fees. The idea is to make funds available immediately with minimal bureaucracy. At the end of each year, schools report back to InvestED to share exactly how the funds were used.
During the 2015-2016 school year, InvestED served 23,240 students statewide through this unique partnership. Since our inception in 1963, we've granted more than $12 million to students in need at secondary schools throughout Washington state.