West Central Education Foundation
The West Central Education Foundation is proudly supported by the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, which holds two funds to benefit our students.

A short-term fund is available to make immediate grant awards for educational opportunities. This includes funds for the Innovation in Education Grant Program.Most donations are placed in the Education Foundation’s endowment fund and only a portion is available for distribution each year. The rest of the earnings are reinvested, and continue to grow the endowment. The donations you make today will still be making a difference in the lives of students 25, 50 and even 100 years from now!

About the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
In partnership with donors, the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation (SFACF) provides philanthropic leadership that assures the quality of life in our area, for good, forever.

SFACF manages and grows endowments and directs charitable grants to social, cultural and educational initiatives that address the community’s emerging needs and opportunities. Scores of community-based organizations take advantage of the SFACF’s services, relying on the foundation to manage and invest their organization’s endowment dollars on their behalf.SFACF is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and gifts to the endowment are deductible to the maximum extent allowed under federal law.

What We’re Doing at West Central

West Central Education Foundation Board of Directors


Dr. Scott Mattheis, Chair

Shala Eisenbiesz, Treasurer
Deana Larson, Secretary
Kristi Golden, Development Director 

Jesse Fonkert
Deb Foltz
Rich Hagel
Kim Kramer
Christy Menning
Brad Berens, Ex-officio
Bryan Skinner, Ex-officio​

About us

Leaving a legacy of learning; filling in the gaps

The WCEF is a group of local supporters of West Central formed to partner with students, teachers and administrators to assist with the district’s goal of preparing all students for learning and living in a changing world.

Our Board