The Visalia Education Foundation (VEF) is a non-profit public benefit corporation whose purpose is exclusively educational and charitable to secure and distribute contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations for the benefit of students of the Visalia Unified School District.

The Foundation carries out its mission through community fundraising to make available:

  • student scholarships for graduating seniors

  • teacher mini-grants for innovative classroom projects 
  • increased student access to classroom technology 
  • other educational enhancements outside the school district budget

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            $16,576 Awarded for Mini and Major Grants 

Due to inclement weather the location is moving to:

             Happy Trails Riding Academy -

   2773 E. Oakdale Ave  (Avenue 256) Tulare , CA 

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the Round-Up event

Welcome to the Visalia Education Foundation

The Round Up Event - Location Change

The Visalia Education Foundation is pleased to announce that the Mini and Major Grants for the 2023-24 school year have now been awarded. In the past, the Mini Grant deadline was in October and the Major Grants were awarded in the Spring. This year, the VEF board members decided to distribute all the money in the Fall to get the money in the hands of teachers earlier. Several members of the board personally visited the lucky recipients in their classrooms to make the announcement of their successful applications and to award the checks. The total dollars awarded for Mini Grants was $6,070 and $10,516 was given out to fund the Major Grants. To view lists of the awardees and learn more about our grants, click the "Teacher Grants" tab to the left.

We will include pictures of the students and staff utilizing the items purchased with these grants in the coming months.  

Our Round Up event scheduled this Saturday, April 13 will be moved. Because of numerous weather predictions for Saturday afternoon and evening our event will be moving to the Happy Trails Riding Academy located at 2773 E. Oakdale Avenue in Tulare. Heading south from Visalia on Mooney Blvd approximately two miles past Mooney Grove, there is a stoplight at Avenue 256 which is also known as Oakdale Avenue. Heading east on Oakdale (Ave 256) just past some tented citrus trees you will see the entrance of Happy Trails on the right side of the road. Look for balloons and our sign as well to mark the entrance.

The event will be under the covered and lighted arena on the property. There is ample parking on the gravel and lighted parking lot adjacent to the arena. Parking attendants will guide you on how to park. The arena is an area the size of a full football field and is packed dirt. A dance floor is being brought in directly in front of the rustic stage where Run 4 Cover will be performing. Please remember this event is western themed. We suggest you dress comfortably in warm clothes and wear shoes appropriate for the dirt floor.

See you on Saturday!