The Mount Vernon Community School District Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization that partners with alumni, businesses, parents, and friends of the Mount Vernon community to support a higher level of educational excellence and opportunities to prepare Mount Vernon School students for the challenges of global opportunities.


Your donations to the Foundation help the school district fulfill its mission in the classroom for students! The Foundation supports classroom and media center projects in the elementary, middle, and high schools, and each dollar you contribute goes directly to support academic excellence for Mount Vernon students.

Ways to Contribute

Contributions to the Mount Vernon Schools Foundation are tax-deductible and can be made in a variety of ways:
– One-time cash donations
– Annual pledges of cash donations
– Donations honoring a person
– Memorial donations
– Scholarships
– Designated gifts
– Endow Iowa Fund
– Wills
РStocks and securities 
– Retirement plan assets
– Employer matching gift programs
– Charitable remainder trusts
– Charitable lead trusts
– Cash surrender value
– Charitable gift annuity
РLife insurance 
– Property

The following accomplishments are made possible every year through donations to the Mount Vernon Schools Foundation and make a difference for Mount Vernon students.

Thank you!


Many of the scholarships awarded to graduating seniors are passed through the Mount Vernon Schools Foundation to the graduates. Through these scholarships, you help provide the next generation of Mount Vernon alumni with the help they need for their next step in education.


During the construction of the new high school, the school district had used all of its available resources to construct the new high school and to remodel the current high school building into a middle school. ¬†It was the $367,000 in Mount Vernon Foundation contributions to the ‘Fulfilling the Promise’ Capital Campaign that provided the necessary funds to help the school district finish the buildings.

Currently, the Foundation is working on funding for a new activities complex that will be used by both Fine Arts and Athletics.

Activities Complex Small
Elevation Drawings of the Proposed Activities Complex