Supporting World Class Education

The Southeast Polk Education Foundation (SEPEF) is a nonprofit foundation that will raise funds for curricular enrichment, programs, scholarships, and projects outside the normal funding stream of the district, thus providing enrichment opportunities that would otherwise not be available.

Southeast Polk Education Foundation Logo

Established in 2014 as an independently governed not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, the mission of the Southeast Polk Education Foundation (SEPEF) is to engage and focus local, regional, and national support to enhance opportunities for Southeast Polk students, PK through 12th grade. The foundation works with the district to develop and implement the securing of funds to support district initiatives. The Southeast Polk Education Foundation is the only funding organization with the unique mission of supporting Southeast Polk Schools. Our efforts involve corporations, foundations, civic organizations, professional associations, school alumni, and other concerned individuals. We will assist private donors in making informed decisions that will enhance educational opportunities for Southeast Polk students.

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Core Values

    • All Southeast Polk children deserve a world-class education
    • All children in the Southeast Polk Schools can achieve at a higher level
    • Education is everyone’s concern – our broader community’s quality of life and economic success are directly tied to the quality of its public schools
    • Effective change in our schools requires that all primary elements are addressed – students, parents, teaching, leadership, and community

Key Objectives

    • To fund effective solutions to the most critical problems facing Southeast Polk Schools
    • To provide donors with accountability via our capacity to manage, disburse, and audit donations and program effectiveness
    • To act as a fiscal agent for funds raised by the district and individual schools
    • To strategically connect and coordinate efforts that will improve academic achievement for Southeast Polk students

Apply For A Grant Here


Here’s a list of previous grant winners:

Southeast Polk Education Foundation Grant Recipient List


Click here for answers to FAQs:

Southeast Polk Education Foundation FAQ

Southeast Polk Education Events

The Big RAM Bash

Check out this family fun event scheduled just prior to the Homecoming game, Friday, September 15, 2023, in the greenspace outside of the southwest corner of the SEP High School from 4:30-6:30pm

2023 Big RAM Bash

Rams Classic

The Rams Golf Classic has been set for Friday, September 29, 2023, at Toad Valley Golf Course. Follow this link for details!

2023 Rams Golf Classic




Contact Information

PO Box 391 – Altoona, IA 50009
Maggie Crabb – President
515.991.1463 (Cell)