April 10, 2018 – Kum & Go Gallons for Growth is Thursday, April 19!  Join &Rewards and gas up to support the Foundation for SPS, students and teachers! The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools will team up with Kum & Go on Thursday, April 19, from midnight to midnight, for the ninth annual Gallons for Growth fundraiser. Last year, Gallons for Growth raised $5,600 for the Back to School grants thanks to Kum & Go and great supporters like you!

During the 24-hour fundraiser, Kum & Go will donate three cents for every gallon of gas sold in Springfield, plus $5 for every new &Reward member signed up in Springfield between April 16 and 19.

Signing up for &Rewards is easy!  Here’s how:

Step One: Between April 16-19, register at or download the Kum & Go app (Text REWARDS to 39771). You do not need a physical card unless you’d prefer to have one.

Step Two: Make a purchase at any Springfield Kum & Go and be sure to scan your app, use your registered phone number or swipe your card.

That’s it! If you have trouble registering, please call Kum & Go Customer Relations at 1-888-458-6646.

Thank you for participating in Kum & Go Gallons for Growth and supporting Foundation for SPS Back to School grants!

February 26, 2018  – Pick-a-Project March Match! The Foundation for SPS has great news to share! Thanks to a generous donor, the Foundation for SPS has $5,000 available to use as matching money for Pick-a-Project donations made during the month of March! Learn more and view current Pick-a-Projects now! 

February 20, 2018 – Linda Luke Librarian of the Year Award nominations are being accepted and will be open until March 19, 2018. Nominate an outstanding SPS Librarian today! For more information and to submit a nomination for the award go to Linda Luke Librarian of the Year Award

February 1, 2018 – SAVE THE DATE! The 24th Annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at the Oasis Convention Center! We’ll be honoring our dedicated SPS educators with a fantastic evening of fun, door prizes, delicious food, recognition of teachers and educators, and awards including the 2018 Teacher of the Year! Sponsorships are now available 2018 TAB Sponsorship Levels Contact Pamela Anderson, Director of Development, for more information at or 523.0144.




Welcome to the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools, where we work to promote educational excellence for every child by raising, managing, and distributing private investment to benefit the students of Springfield Public Schools. With our community partners, we help bridge the gap between what schools need and what they can afford.

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Donor Spotlight:

Old Missouri Bank

1. Please tell us about your business: 
We are a locally founded, community bank with a commitment to provide the best banking experience for our community and to help build a bright future for the people we serve.

2. Tell us why you support the Foundation for Springfield Pubic Schools:
It is our responsibility to invest our resources so that we can help create success for our local students. Our ultimate success as a community will rely on the success of our students.

3. Have you ever delivered grants with the Foundation or gone on a grant visit?
This was our first year to deliver grants. It was an incredible experience to see both the faces of the teachers and students. When people know that our community is fiscally investing in their future, it builds confidence, excitement and a greater sense of purpose. That was seen all over SPS as grant deliveries took place.

4. Why do you think it is important for the community to support the Foundation?
As a community, it is vital to support the Foundation. Education is always changing and we have to prepare our kids for jobs that don’t even exist yet. To do so, we must lead with innovation – which can often times be costly. It is our responsibility from the private sector to create partnerships that will sustain and support our educational system. Our talent pipeline and success of our economic future relies on these strong partnerships. Lastly, every child deserves an education that will allow them to prosper once they reach adulthood.