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Improving educational outcomes by strengthening the Granite School District community.

In a district with an astounding number of children living in poverty, we work with individuals, community leaders and businesses to provide opportunities for all students and their dedicated educators.



  • students served throughout our district


  • different languages spoken in 91 schools


  • students below early literacy benchmarks


  • of students at an economic disadvantage


Thanks for Giving

Without your support nothing we do would be possible! So, thank YOU for bringing basic needs, possibility and opportunity to thousands of our students.







Living in Survival Mode

I work with a family of four children (all elementary age) who were chronically homeless. They have been to five schools in the last year. They each had one outfit, all shoes had holes in the bottom with toes poking out. They were dirty and disheveled because they didn’t have access to consistent hygiene supplies, and they were hungry almost all the time. All the children had experienced trauma because of things they have witnessed and experienced in homeless shelters.

The family moved into our school boundaries after being placed in one of our rapid rehousing complexes. They all required significant mental health intervention to even function throughout the day in school. They were in constant survival mode because their basic needs were not being properly met due to poverty and homelessness. It was so hard for them to ever feel successful (or even safe) in school.

The Granite Education Foundation was able to provide clothing, shoes, hygiene kits, and school supplies for each child. These are children that have never previously had any possessions to call their own in any context. This gave them that opportunity. They had clothes, shoes, backpacks and supplies that they didn’t have to share and that were new. Alleviating even a few pieces of their stress caused a dramatic shift in mood and behavior at school.

As a school and as a district, we have such an amazing opportunity to create an environment where students feel loved, safe and taken care of. It really does begin with helping to meet those basic needs.

— Written by a social worker in Granite School District

Distinguished Giving

The support we provide to students and families in Granite School District is possible due to the generosity of our donors.  Donors contribute time, talent, toy drives, service projects, one-time or ongoing financial donations and more.  Foundations, individuals, families, corporations, church and service groups all come together to support the needs of our students.  Learn more about joining our donor base.

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