Thirty-three years ago on September 27, 1989, a group of civic-minded individuals had a dream - to begin a foundation. They believed they could make a difference in the lives of students and teachers. And what a difference they have made!

The Education Foundation Inc. of Caldwell County has contributed over 10 million dollars to programs for students and teachers. From large technology and handicapped bus grants to simple kindnesses like taking a child to and from school while a parent received treatment at Baptist Hospital, the Education Foundation has touched the lives of thousands of students in large and small, yet meaningful ways.


The Education Foundation, however, cannot take the credit for its success. Without the past thirty-three years of support from Caldwell County businesses, corporations, individuals, local foundations, and educators, the Foundation would still be just a dream.

Instead, because so many individuals have made education a priority when giving, students have realized dreams. From college scholarships to student activity funding, the foundation’s goal has been to meet the needs of Caldwell County students and teachers. From supporting the arts through Kaleidoscope to providing a construction curriculum, the Foundation has tackled projects large and small in its efforts to improve the educational and future lives of children in Caldwell County.

Scholarship funding

Scholarship funding for teachers & students


grants written for the school system

Grants written for the school system


funding for the arts

Funding for the arts


Grants & scholarships given

Grants & scholarships


funding for special activities

2019-2020 funding for special activities