Thank You For Your Support!

Thanks to your generous support, we have been able to donate about $1,500 per week in supplies to the North Thurston Public Schools Family and Youth Resource Center including cleaning and household supplies, toiletries, and more. We are so thankful for your continued support during this unprecedented time.



Thank You to an Anonymous Donor!

We recently received a generous donation of a donor’s Federal Stimulus check to our Foundation. This donor has been involved with NTEF for decades and donated the entire $1200 check to NTEF.

“I am in a position to be able to do this, and I understand how difficult this time is for people right here in Thurston County,” the donor said. “There is not a school in this district that has not directly seen benefits from NTEF. The monies stay within our community and target specific needs within the parameters of NTEF’s own mission statement. The more funds are raised, the more students are helped to help achieve the goal of a healthy community.”

It’s Because of YOU!

And we are so appreciative for the ongoing support of the community and our donors!

Scholarship Applications Due May 1

Because schools will not be reopening this spring, scholarship applications must be submitted by mail to the North Thurston Education Foundation, PO Box 3312, Lacey, WA. 98509. Applications must be postmarked by no later than Friday, May 1, 2020.

For transcripts, please contact:

Ms. Stepherson at River Ridge ([email protected]),

Ms. Boesenberg at Timberline ([email protected]),

Ms. Ponzoha at North Thurston ([email protected]),

Mr. Lunde at South Sound ([email protected]).

They will submit your transcripts directly to the Foundation. Please be sure that all other documents are included with your application and remember that applications postmarked after May 1, 2020, will not be accepted.

Please visit for the application form.

Thank you!

Franz Family Bakery Pitches In!

Thank you Franz Family Bakery Outlet of Lacey and Lisa for your generous donation of bread, bagels, muffins and more! This is a great addition to the supplemental food bags the Family & Youth Resource (FYR) Center will be providing to assist families in need. North Thurston Public Schools is fortunate to have caring and compassionate partners, such as Franz Bakery, to ensure we can support our families needs!

For questions, contact the Resource Center at (360) 412-4484 or visit

*photo courtesy Franz Bakeries

We are Pleased to Support the North Thurston Public Schools Resource Center

We are so pleased to partner with North Thurston Public Schools as well as For the Love and Homeless Backpacks to provide much needed assistance to families and children during this time. The Resource Center is located at 200 Sleater Kinney Rd NE Olympia 98506.

Drive-Up Hours are Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. For questions, contact the Resource Center at (360) 412-4484 or visit

Your donations to NTEF at this time will go directly to providing food security and other vital services to our most vulnerable students and families during this time.

Any amount you give helps!