Welcome to the Rapid City Public School Foundation

For over a century, schools relied on textbooks and lectures as primary tools of education. By the 1990s, however, these tools were not enough. Innovative new methods of teaching and learning were needed.


In 1994, the Rapid City Public School Foundation was formed to seek public and private donations to stimulate creative and new methods for education and to expand what can be accomplished with education tax dollars.


All of our programs aimed at improving public education for students and teachers are funded entirely by the generosity of the Rapid City community. All of your contributions benefit Rapid City Public Schools programs and our endowment.


Since 1994, we have been able to award over 400,000 dollars in grants and teacher support.