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Hays CISD Education Foundation

HAYS CISD Mission / vision

The mission of Hays CISD is to nurture students to become extraordinary citizens through unique, personal educational experiences through an innovative community of learners while celebrating our diversity and legacy.

Vision Statement
All Hays CISD learners will be:

  • academically prepared for college, career, and life
  • effective communicators and collaborators
  • globally competent and competitive
  • prepared for life and citizenship


HAYS CISD Education Foundation Mission

The mission of the Hays CISD Education Foundation is to generate and distribute resources to the Hays Consolidated Independent School District to enrich, maintain and expand programs needed to meet the District’s stated mission and promote excellence in education.

  • we are a 501(c)(3) non profit tax-exempt philanthropic organization of citizens
  • we share a vision of enhancing education in Hays CISD
  • we work to increase private support for educational activities in Hays CISD
  • what we do benefits Hays CISD students and staff personnel by supporting activities above and beyond those funded by tax dollars
  • we help foster creative approaches to education through private grants and involvement
  • the funds we raise are awarded through a volunteer Board of Directors made up of business, community and educational leaders
A Word

From Our Board

“We have big plans and big ideas!  In order to assist the district in its initiatives, we need to build a bigger pool of local supporters and business owners in order to gather the resources needed for these big and bold plans. That means YOU. Whether it is volunteering to assist with one of our events, helping us raise money or introducing us to your friends and family, it will take US and YOU to make it happen.”

– Education Foundation Executive Board

I have always said that the foundation is one of the best things about this district because it gets teachers excited about doing something new and “innovative” with students.  I have had my best teachable moments because of grant projects I was able to do with my students.  Thanks for your endless work! LHS

Debra Flynn





Grants for Great Ideas

The Foundation is currently accepting new applications, deadline for applications is November 5th, 2021.



Grants for Great Ideas  – Last Day

The Foundation is currently accepting new applications, deadline for applications is November 5th, 2021.


OCT 2022

Give to the Grant

It’s to celebrate and raise some money for our teachers.


Hays CISD EF Annual Golf Tourney

Come play some golf, meet some fellow supporters and raise money at the same time.

Event Info

More information to come later.


Teacher of the Year

We get to celebrate the Teachers of the Year as voted on by their peers.

Event Info

More information to come later.


Linebarger Reception

The Linebarger Reception recognizes the Top 25 Graduating Seniors.

Event Info

More information to come later.

Negley Elementary – Grant Recipient Video

HAYS CISD Education Foundation

Each year, the Hays CISD Education Foundation funds grants averaging approximately $80,000, honors the top 25 graduating seniors, celebrates our teachers of the year and supports HAYS CISD with their yearly initiatives.

Grants for Great Ideas

The Foundation is currently accepting new applications, deadline for applications is November 5th, 2021.

Grants from $500 up to $5,000 for projects, resources and programs that promote creative ideas and collaboration with school and community partners. Elementary and secondary teachers are encouraged to apply starting the first day of school and applications will close on Nov. 5th.


Professional Development Grants

Professional Development Grants may be used for training-related experiences that will enhance the educator’s ability to teach more effectively in the classroom.

****** The Foundation is not currently accepting new applications, but please check back in Spring 2021 for updates on the availability of funds.

Team Hays

Team Hays is a payroll deduction opportunity that helps to fund scholarships for Hays CISD graduating seniors that is fully funded by YOU.

Please consider a payroll deduction to help make college a reality for Hays CISD graduates.







Get In Touch

Hays CISD Education Foundation

Email: info@haysef.com

Non-Discrimination Policy

Hays CISD Education Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited too, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.