Going beyond

The focus of this foundation is to enhance the educational experience of our students by providing resources and opportunities beyond that of the Public School Funding of the school system.

Students working with wiring for project
STREAM Focused
The Stream Van driving down the road

stream van

Nissan contributed to our cause by donating a van to transport our resources. Our Franklin County Education Foundation for Excellence began making purchases to stock the van with educational resources. We were able to purchase a wide variety of innovative and creative tools such as Ozobots, Spheros, Electronic Snap Circuit sets, Coding kits, Straw Rocket Launchers, Drones, Balloon Car kits, DIY microscopes, to name a few.

Mobile Education
Reaching All Students
Innovative Educational Tools
Mobile Education
Reaching All Students
Innovative Educational Tools
Mobile Education
Reaching All Students
Innovative Educational Tools

Providing Resources to Enhance and Enrich

Two boys using building Botleys Coding Robots

Coding Robots

The Foundation purchased Classroom Sets Coding Robots (Botleys, Ozobots) to help teach kids the basic concepts of coding, problem solving and logical thinking skills while having fun and learning hands on.

Students building electrical snap circuit boards in class.

Electrical Snap Circuit Boards

The Foundation purchased Classroom Sets of Electrical Snap Circuit Boards, a safe and fun way to introduce students to the basics of electrical engineering. Students can make dozens of cool electronic gadgets.

Franklin County High School Chorus Performing on stage

Musical Productions

The Foundation purchased wireless mics and updated sheet music for Musical Production. Research shows that music education correlates directly with student abilities to learn, as well as developing skills and knowledge for lifelong success.

Girl with VR Goggles on.

Virtual Reality Googles

The Foundation purchased several Classroom Sets of Virtual Googles and Programs for Learning. Students access Field Trips around the world through RobotLab VR Expeditions 2.0 for students in 3D.

so, what’s next?

To invest in today's youth, tomorrow's leaders, and the future leaders of our community by providing funds and resources not ordinarily provided to the Franklin County School System that inspire students to develop their talents and enrich their educational experiences. ​

1 mil
Raise One Million Dollars for Franklin County Educational Foundation for Excellence Endowment Investment Campaign in 2023-24
Raise the Bar by awarding 20+ School and Teacher Grants for Innovative STREAM Resources and Classroom Teacher STREAM Initiatives
$25,000+ Additional STREAM Van Resources Purchase Additional Classroom Hands-On Resource Kits for Elementary STREAM Topics

Ready to Invest in Tomorrow’s Leaders?

Start with a one time gift or a monthly contribution.

The FCEFE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving students & teachers in Franklin County.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, we are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization.
This means that donations to the Education Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Our commitment to transparency and accountability is reflected in our status as a 501(c)(3) organization.
We adhere to strict financial and governance standards to ensure that we fulfill our mission and serve our community effectively.


North Middle students in Mrs. Wiggs’ 8th grade science class build and test structures using the Aftershock! Earthquake Lab purchased by the FC Educational Foundation for Excellence during their study of Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Hands-on resources enrich learning in all grades. Congratulations on your Success Story!

Mrs. Wigg

8th Grade Science Class

Hydroponics farm at the school
Kim Collins, an innovative STEM class teacher (9-12), began a hydroponics project with her students in the fall of 2022 with grants from Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN), Battelle (a non-profit company and the Franklin County Educational Foundation for Excellence. Currently, her STEM students are growing and selling lettuce and microgreens supplying Winchester’s Filo’s Tavern. They also supply their Teachers and staff with plenty of leafy greens. Mrs. Collins says a future goal includes increasing production so as to provide their cafeteria with all its greens.

Kim Collins

STEM Teacher

Students launching rocket outside.
Thank you to the Franklin County Educational Foundation for Excellence for supporting the SES 4th Grade Rocket Project. Your generosity provided our students with an incredibly enriching and engaging learning experience. Witnessing the excitement and dedication of our students as they worked tirelessly on this project was truly amazing.

Cole Johnson

4th Grade Math & Science

Students learning the Ukelale
Huntland School’s Music Teacher, Paul Bischoff, received a grant from the FC Educational Foundation for Excellence to purchase kits for building Ukuleles. This unit of study combined the skills of their high school STEM classes with the skills of elementary music students. This collaborative learning opportunity provided all students involved with a hands-on and rewarding experience while contributing to both their STEM and music knowledge base. Congratulations on your Success Story!

Paul Bischoff


student wearing vr googles
Fifth Graders at Sewanee Elementary wrapped up their space unit with a trip to the sun. . .using Virtual Reality Googles. Students were able to see the asteroid belt, stars, planets constellations, and much more! A BIG “Thank You” goes to Rusty Dawson for the training and the FC Ed Foundation for purchasing the VR Goggles. A trip around the sun  was so much fun using the * Virtual Reality * goggles!

Laura Beth Merrell

5th Grade


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