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Emmett Public School Foundation

Emmett Public School Foundation, Inc. 

Education ~ Opportunity

The Emmett Public School Foundation was organized in 1994 as a nonprofit corporation.   The Emmett Public School Foundation's purpose is to support the education of Gem County students. Private financial support is essential to ensure the highest standard of quality programming to enhance each student's educational experience. Your gifts and cash donations will make a difference in creating enrichment opportunities for both students and faculty.  

Five grants were recently approved for funding from the Winter Cycle of the Emmett Public School Foundation Grants.  These grants will serve and support students throughout the district in ways that include curriculum, field trips, and safety.  The ECSE Preschool was awarded $981 for a new social-emotional development curriculum from a grant written by Melanie Johnson and Kim Simpson. Shadow Butte's second-grade students will benefit from a new greenhouse and materials to do a unit on gardening.  This grant for $850 was requested by the second-grade teachers there – Andrea Poser, Kaitlyn Hill, and Courtney Thomas. Lori Ensinger from Carberry wrote two grants and both were approved.  The first was to cover the costs of $724 for a 5th-grade field trip to include the Oregon Trail Park, the Old Penitentiary, and the State Capital.  The second was supported in the amount of $434 for the NASA Club members at Carberry Elementary to tour The Whittenberger Planetarium and the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History. Lastly, Kim Sherrer, representing the Emmett School District Safety Committee, requested funds to support emergency safety kits or buckets to be purchased and organized and placed in classrooms throughout the district in case of a lock-down type of emergency that would require materials to be available for teachers and students retained within those classrooms.  The Foundation was able to cover $1,905 of these costs.   The total amount of awards for this cycle was $4,894.

These funds are annually made available from a designated fund from Dean and Gay Welch to the Emmett Public School Foundation and housed with the Idaho Community Foundation.  The Emmett Public School Foundation is truly appreciative of these funds to be able to support classroom enhancements and safety throughout the Emmett School District.  We appreciate all donations in which we can support our local Emmett School District teachers, staff, students, and families.  For any more information concerning the Emmett Public School Foundation and its work, please feel free to contact Cory Daniels at or Sue Beitia at

Grant History


Board of Directors

The local board of the Emmett Public School Foundation currently consists of 7 members.  If you have any questions or would like more information, we would be happy to talk to you. 

  • President - Cory Daniels
  • Vice President – Rick Johnston
  • Treasurer - Rich Jackson
  • Secretary - Sue Beitia
  • Superintendent - Craig Woods
  • Board Member - Rick Welch
  • Board Member - Justin Walker
  • Emeritus member - Brad Little

Please feel free to contact Cory Daniels at or Sue Beitia at

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Informational Brochure (PDF)


Archive / PDF Articles

Corwin Ford Donation Sept 2019 (PDF)

EPSF Presents Award of Appreciation to Brad Little 2019 (PDF)

Fall Teacher Grants Nov 2018 (PDF)

Spring Teacher Grants March 2018 (PDF)

TLC Grant - June 2018 (PDF)

Corwin Ford 2018 (PDF)

Fall Teacher Grants Awarded - Dec 2017 (PDF)

TLC Foundation Grant Update - June 2017 (PDF)

Teacher Grant Recipients - Nov 2016 

TLC Foundation Grant - Feb 2016