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About the West Des Moines Community Schools Foundation

Building on Traditions of Excellence

The West Des Moines Community Schools (“WDMCS”) Foundation benefits the students, teachers, and school district by offering quality fundraising and accounting resources for WDMCS.

The Foundation began in 1988 as an independent, non-profit organization that works closely with the school district administration, staff, and community to provide resources for students. We strive to encourage student participation, creative teaching, and community-school partnerships by making funds available to all 13 schools in the district.


Our Mission

We strive to be the unifying organization that enables the West Des Moines Community Schools to provide access to exceptional districtwide opportunities that promote the joy of learning; improve educational outcomes; and prepare all students to become confident, competent and engaged citizens.

Our Vision

To ensure each student has the support to reach his or her fullest potential.

Our Programs

  • Teacher Grants
  • Student Support
  • Affiliate Services