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Each year, the District, its schools, clubs, and sports teams receive hundreds of donations to support their operations.
Individual notes of thanks and acknowledgement* are prepared by the receiving group for the donor. (*Written acknowledgement is required for donations of $250 or more. See the IRS rules for substantiation and disclosure of charitable contributions in Publication 1771.)
In cases where the donation is $500 or more, either in money or goods, the District's Business Office will also prepare and send a written acknowelgement to the donor, and will forward information about the donation to the School Board for approval. Accepting Gifts and Donations is part of the Board's consent agenda. Information on donations received can be found by reviewing the minutes of prior Board meetings, available on the Board Meeting Agendas page.
The Hillsboro School District also enjoys strong relationships with local governmental, business, and non-profit organizations.
Local Government: City of Hillsboro, Washington County, Hillsboro Police Department, Hillsboro Fire Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Washington County Commission on Children and Families.
Chamber: The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce has facilitated business involvement in our schools, recognizes educators with the annual Crystal Apple Awards Program, and manages our School-to-Work program, which arranges career-related learning experiences for our high school students.
Businesses: Companies like Intel and Nike have employee matching grant programs where $10 for every hour of an employee’s volunteered time (subject to a 20-hour minimum) goes directly to the organization they’ve volunteered for. These companies have also provided large stand-alone grants and other in-kind donations to our District and schools. Other corporate partners are Synopsys, which supports our annual District Science Fair and provides grants to schools, Tuality Healthcare, TriQuint, and many others.
Non-Profit Organizations: Churches and fraternal organizations provide consistent support to our students and schools through weekend food backpack programs, grounds maintenance projects, shelter and clothing support, provision of scholarships, and so on. Other organizations, such as The Right Brain Initiative, work with our schools to provide enrichment opportunities—in this case, in the arts—to our students by leveraging partnerships, grant dollars and donations to achieve maximum impact.