Dome School receives multiple grants

In 2023 the Dome School received $10,000 from the Four Way Community Foundation and $4,000 from the Ford Family Foundation to help fund the purchase of a new backup generator.
The backup generator is a critical component of the Takilma Community Building in which the Dome School operates since it also serves as an emergency shelter in the event of a natural disaster.
The Four Way Community Foundation has also provided $2,500 to fund scholarships for Dome School students, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Bugs R Us presentations, and art classes as well as $1,800 for scholarships supporting students in the Dome School Summer Camp Program. The Summer Camp Program also received $2,000 from a local anonymous donor.
The United States Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Education have generously granted nearly $10,000 for a new commercial range for the Dome School kitchen, allowing the school to continue to prepare nutritious meals from scratch on site and use the kitchen to cater fundraising events.
Finally, the Oregon Community Foundation has generously provided $10,000 to support teacher training and general operating costs.
These grants expand the Dome School’s ability to operate, allowing it to make critical upgrades, and taking a little pressure off of the tireless community volunteers that organize and conduct
many fundraising events throughout the year. The Dome School sincerely thanks these partner organizations for continuing to provide support to us and our community.
The Dome School is a local non-profit private alternative school that provides small classes and individual attention to students from preschool to fifth grade.
The school is able to operate because of the generous volunteer efforts of the teachers, staff, parents, board of directors, many other members of the community, and partner organizations that have provided generous grants over many years.