Moore Public Schools Foundation Inc.
PO Box 6100
Moore OK 73153
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Moore Public Schools Foundation
Moore Public Schools Foundation for Academic Excellence
Moore Schools Foundation
MPSF
Mission Statement The mission of the Moore Public Schools Foundation is to enhance, expand, and enrich the educational experiences for the future leaders of our growing community.
Contact Information
Contact Name Clayton Ramick
Contact email info@mooreschoolsfoundation.org
Address PO Box 6100
Moore, OK 73153
Phone (405) 735-4237
County Cleveland County
Alternate Address 1500 SE 4th St
Moore OK 73160
Alternate Phone 405 420-5295
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://www.mooreschoolsfoundation.org
Donate to Endowment https://occf.org/mpsf/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer

How to give:

By credit card, by mail, or donate to our endowment

In a time of decreasing public support and increasing student demand within our district, the most significant gift you can provide is through way of a financial contribution. There are numerous ways to make a difference within our school district. Our job is to make sure that you can join us in our effort to support the students and teachers of Moore Public Schools in whatever way possible, no matter how big or how small.

In-Kind Giving:

We have needs every year for the following: printing services, catering services, audit services, promotional and marketing services, educational services, grant writing services, event prizes and gifts.

Become an advocate:

Another avenue for getting involved is to be an advocate for the Moore Public Schools Foundation. Please “like” us on FB (/MooreSchoolsFoundation) or follow us on twitter (@MPSFOK). You can also contact us if you would like to join our team and help advocate for teachers and students as a board member or committee member.
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $150,000.00
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
History and Background
Supported Organization Moore Public Schools Foundation
Year Founded 1995
IRS Ruling Year 1995
State Registration Expiration Oct 2025
Statements
Mission The mission of the Moore Public Schools Foundation is to enhance, expand, and enrich the educational experiences for the future leaders of our growing community.
Background

Academic excellence has always been the focus of the Moore Public Schools. In 1995, Mrs. Debbie Venard was charged by the superintendent of Moore Public Schools with the important task of researching and establishing a Foundation for the district. Through a significant amount of diligence and hard-word, Mrs. Venard was able to gather support from a group of thirty community leaders comprising a cross section of the community. Through donations and volunteer efforts, this group established the Moore Public Schools Foundation for Academic Excellence. The Foundation is a non profit, tax exempt organization. The Foundation members are dedicated to the belief that public education can be endowed in the same spirit as higher education, expressed through broad based local community support.


While the Foundation has done great and influential work within the district for more than 20 years, there was a renewed sense of urgency for the mission of the Foundation following the 2013 tornado that hit Moore and the surrounding areas. Immediately following the tornado, MPS asked the Foundation to temporarily be the only avenue for collecting donations for the district while the organized their own donations team. The Foundation created a means for collecting tax-deductible donations overnight and began the efforts of helping to rebuild within the district. Through donations and grants, the Foundation was able to provide $2000 emergency classroom grants to over 80 teachers that lost their classrooms and personal teaching supplies in the tornado. The Foundation also worked with Nike to write a grant that provided $500,000 worth of funds to refurbish the Moore Junior High Stadium that was flooded and its clubhouse destroyed during the tornado and following storms. Additionally, the storms of 2013 prompted MPSF to create the Moore Public Schools Foundation Safety Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to provide the district with funds for new and improved safety and security features within the district. In 2014, MPSF fully funded buzz-in security systems at all 25 elementary school sites and in 2018 the Foundation raised additional funds to fund all secondary sites with these systems.

Each year, the Foundation raises funds and hosts the annual grant cycle for all 2,500 professionals in the district. Annually, we are able to give around $50,000 in the form of teacher resource grants to the teachers of the Moore Public Schools. All this is possible through continued public support!

Impact
We strive to assist in ways that help enhance academic excellence in Moore Public Schools by providing funding not available through public sources. The Moore Public Schools Foundation's primary program and focus is to fund approximately $40k in teacher resource grants annually. These grants provide classroom materials, student experiences, and innovative programs to the classrooms of Moore Public Schools.
 
Additionally, MPSF works to better inform the community about strengths and innovative programs of public schools while helping build public confidence in the schools system. Since 2013, MPSF has turned their attention to safety in beginning the Moore Public Schools Foundation Safety Initiative. This began with the funding of a buzz-in security system at all 25 elementary schools within the district. In 2018, the Foundation completed an additional safety initiative to fully fund buzz in systems for all secondary sites making our district completely locked down. 
 
Each year, Foundation dollars have an impact on an average of 10,000 students in the form of the teacher resource grants. This coupled with the impact from the safety campaigns, give us an impact on nearly all 25,000 students in the Moore Public Schools.  
Needs
Currently, MPSF is fundraising for the following primary programs and initiatives:
  • Teacher Resource Grants (Approximately $40,000-$50,000 annually), funded by participation and sponsorship at our annual golf tournament.
  • MPSF Safety Initiative - Continued support earmarked specifically for the safety of our students 
  • Funding to pay for annual audits of finances (approximately $10,000 annually)
  • Funding to cover operating expenses, overhead, and the salary of an Executive Director 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Moore
Oklahoma City - South
Oklahoma City - SE
Oklahoma City - SW
The Moore Public Schools Foundation serves the entire district of Moore Public Schools. Moore Public Schools is made up of 35 schools with over 24,000 students covering 159 square miles within Moore and South Oklahoma City.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations/Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Tertiary Organizational Category Public & Societal Benefit/
Programs
Description

The Foundation's support for the school system comes predominantly in the form of grants awarded to innovative teachers. Every teacher in the Moore system is eligible to submit grant proposals. Such proposals are reviewed for their proposed curriculum enriching properties, and as many as funds allow are selected to receive stipends. Awarded grant funds may be used for:

  • MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
  • SPECIALIZED NON-FUNDED EQUIPMENT
  • VISITING INSTRUCTORS OR SPEAKERS
  • FIELD TRIPS
  • ACADEMIC FAIRS
  • SUPPLEMENTAL PROGRAMS
  • OTHER EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Foundation members believe that teacher grants help turn good ideas into better educational opportunities for our children.

Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
The MPSF Teacher Resource Grants Program has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to classrooms within Moore Public Schools to enhance, expand, and enrich the educational opportunities of our students. Our goal is to be able to fund 100% of the grant requests that meet our grant rubric and standards. 
 
2013: $190,000 (includes emergency teacher resource grants for teachers who lost their classrooms in the tornado).
2014: $26,000
2015: $34,000
2016: $45,000
 
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
MPSF is able to monitor success of these grant funds in many ways. By comparing reading, math, and various test scores at sites and in specific grades/classrooms where our funds have been distributed for various learning initiatives, we are able to see if our funding helped.
 
Additionally, we survey teachers that have received our grants periodically to request information about how our grant has helped their classroom and their students' success. 
Description The Moore Public Schools Foundation Safety Initiative was created in 2014 after the MPS district requested that MPSF take an interest in the improvement of safety and security features within our schools. While the district focused on providing safe rooms in the schools through fundraising and bond efforts, MPSF Safety Initiative is focusing on the safety in another form. In 2014, the Foundation fully-funded a buzz-in security system at every elementary school site (25). The Foundation is also fundraising for a district-wide communications system (that will give the district and its administrators the ability to communicate between sites and with all 170 buses, even if power and phone lines are down during a natural disaster), as well as police-pull monitoring systems at the junior high and high schools.
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Amanda Moore
Start Date May 2013
Email amanda@mooreschoolsfoundation.org
Experience
Amanda was hired as administrative assistant in 2013 as the first-ever staff member to MPSF. Following the 2013 tornado (weeks after she began the position), Amanda began the process of rebranding MPSF to better meet the growing need within Moore Public Schools. As a former school teacher and a former case manager for a regional non-profit, Amanda's experience helped to begin the much needed growth within the Foundation.
Since Amanda began in 2013, the Foundation's annual fundraisers have doubled their revenues, their programs have been paying out more than ever, their endowment has doubled, and the Foundation is in a better position to begin the process of hiring a full-time executive director.
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 0
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 20
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 1
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2017
Chamber of Commerce2017
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Outstanding Program AwardOklahoma Foundation for Excellence2013
Risk Management Provisions
Directors and Officers Policy
Board Chair
Name Philip Wong
Company Affiliation Republic Bank & Trust
Term May 2015 to Apr 2017
Email pwong@rbt.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Sept 13, 2018
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Steve BuchananVoting
David BurtonVoting
Jeanette CapshawVoting
Whitney DeckerVoting
Dr. Nicole DodsonVoting
Andrea DrakeVoting
Jason HawkinsVoting
Dustin HellamsVoting
Anita HornVoting
Anita HornVoting
Sherry HowellVoting
Mandy KincannonVoting
Staci PruettExofficio
Cylinda Richardson-MartinVoting
Dr. Robert Romines Superintendent of MPSMoore Public SchoolsExofficio
Dr. Kristi ScrogginsVoting
Amy SmootVoting
Jenny StatlerVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 11
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 85 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Distributions / Grant Making
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2016-June 30, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $150,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $60,000
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Contributions$325,498$254,792$824,161
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
--$6,165--
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Investment Income, Net of Losses$604$12,246$19,676
Unrealized Gain/Loss$3,411----
Membership Dues------
Special Events$41,975$26,347$20,567
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$20,839($951)--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$303,730$273,772$832,349
Administration Expense$36,871$31,718$29,105
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.150.981.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%90%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$583,535$531,809$538,700
Current Assets$57,474$7,680$9,685
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$583,535$531,809$538,700
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $325,498Contributions $254,792Contributions $824,161
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $41,975Special Events $26,347Special Events $20,567
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $20,839Investment Income $12,246Investment Income $19,676
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose
To provide a district-wide communications system for our district of 35 schools and 152 buses to communicate once electricity and phone services are down following a natural disaster.
 
Campaign Goal $196,000
Campaign Dates Dec 2015 to Dec 2018
Amount Raised To Date $9,000 as of Apr 2017
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments

All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.

Note: In the following fiscal years 2016 and 2015, prior period adjustments were made in the amounts of $18,418 and ($4,346), respectively.   These amounts were added to "Other" revenue.

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Address PO Box 6100
Moore, OK 73153
Primary Phone 405 735-4237
Give to Endowment https://occf.org/mpsf/
CEO/Executive Director Amanda Moore
Board Chair Philip Wong
Board Chair Company Affiliation Republic Bank & Trust