About

What is the Ada City Schools Foundation?

The ACSF is a community organization active since 1988.  The Foundation was created to encourage academic excellence in Ada City Schools and is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors that operates independently, but in conjunction with, the Ada City Schools Administration and School Board.  The Foundation provides funding, not available through regular sources, for innovative educational programs for our students. The ACSF is a non-profit, tax exempt organization per Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Tax Code.

Foundation Programs

1. The Ada City Schools Foundation distributes funds primarily through a Grants to Teachers Program. The Grants To Teachers program is the largest ongoing program administered by the Foundation. Teachers submit detailed applications for unique and innovative educational projects. These applications are thoroughly reviewed by an independent selection committee. The Foundation awards grants up to $2,500 to individual teachers and up to $5,000 to individual school sites within the district to fund selected projects.

2. Since 2016, because of the support of generous donors, the foundation has also been able to create an annual "Supplying Success" program in which they are able to provide each certified teacher within the district a $100 Staples gift card to purchase supplies for their classroom.

Foundation Goals 

  1. Encourage academic excellence in the Ada City Schools by providing funding for innovative educational grants.
  2. Inform our community about the strong educational programs in the Ada City Schools.
  3. Build public confidence in the Ada City Schools.
  4. Encourage community and business involvement in The System in a positive and supportive manner.


Because of the support of generous donors, the Ada City Schools Foundation is one of the largest school foundations in the state of Oklahoma with a current endowment of over $2.5 million.

How can I help?

Generous gifts from supporters of the Ada City Schools Foundation allow us to continue putting money directly in individual classrooms, creating an exciting atmosphere for learning. Your contribution will have a direct impact on our students and will encourage educational excellence throughout The System.

Your tax-deductible gift to the Ada City Schools Foundation helps build a brighter future for the Ada community, our students, and our future leaders. Please download the donor card and mail it with your gift today.

Thank you for joining us in our pursuit of excellence in the Ada City Schools!