Since its inception in 2001, the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation (HSSF) has served the Hamilton Southeastern Schools community by supplementing state and local funding to support innovative programs that enhance the student experience.  Part of our core mission is to provide teacher, classroom, school and district grants.  Grant awards historically honored exemplary and innovative teaching.  However, due to constraints in government funding for K-12 schools, the foundation has been called on to provide gap funding for basic educational needs as well.

HSSF is proud to partner with local organizations, businesses and private donors to leverage additional support for our schools.  These partnerships demonstrate the enormous impact local philanthropy has on the community.

Lilly Endowment Comprehensive Counseling Fund is dedicated to inspiring innovation specifically in school counseling and equity and inclusion.  School counseling encompasses a range of student success services including academic advising, college and career readiness, social emotional learning, and mental health support.

Church Church Hittle & Antrim launched the annual Civics Education Fund in 2015.  These funds are restricted to supporting education related to government, law, and citizenships.  Examples include, but are not limited to, We the People and Mock Trial.

Geist Half Marathon has partnered with HSSF for nearly a decade to support health and fitness initiatives throughout the HSE school district.  Programs and faculty supported by this fund, including Fitnessgram, have been recognized both on the state and national level. In addition to the substantial funding, the team at Geist Half encourages faculty, students, and family members to be fit by participating in the annual 5k, 10k, or half marathon race.

Tri Kappa is a unique, local philanthropic organization that focuses on education.  In 2015, the Fishers chapter began provided “second chance” funding to HSSF.  Each grant cycle, request for support far exceed available funds.  Tri Kappa has ensured far more of these proposals will be granted – ultimately impacting hundreds of local students.

Zimmerman Moeller Fund was created by Fishers City Councilmen Eric Moeller and and Todd Zimmerman to provide a service learning and philanthropic experience to FHS and HSEHS students.  These funds support a student led and student selected grant process.  This amplifies student voice while ultimately benefiting local teachers and schools.  Student awarded grants are typically under $1,000.  Any faculty or staff member applying for these funds, but not selected, will automatically be considered for general Foundation funds.

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