Honoring Our Community

Our work would not happen without our community. That’s why we updated our mission statement to reflect the role of the community in our work.



FLOURISH, a campaign for the arts will impact generations of Oakwood students by giving them the space, the support, and the tools they need to have their artistic talents flourish. To help FLOURISH reach its goal, all gifts between May-August will be matched by a generous donor. 

Smith Elementary School Teacher Wins 2022 Parker Award for Love of Teaching!

Alumni of the Oakwood Band are organizing to raise funds for a new band room as part of the FLOURISH campaign


Percentage of graduating Oakwood High School seniors who received a scholarship through OSF in 2021

$1 million

In grants funded for Oakwood High School teachers and staff since 1991


Annual scholarships offered to Oakwood High School seniors

Our success relies on our community.

Thank you to our donors. Find out more about how you can donate to make an impact today.

The Oakwood Schools Foundation supports and enhances the education of Oakwood students through scholarships, grants, program, and capital enhancements.

The Oakwood Schools Foundation was founded in 1989. To date, more than $965,000 has been granted from the Foundation to support students in the Oakwood Schools.

The Oakwood Schools Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation. 

Recent News

Oakwood Schools Foundation Dedicates William Hewitt Studio at OHS 

Every great idea starts with a vision. Oakwood High School journalism teacher Kelsey Jackson had a vision to improve the educational experience for her students, providing real-world skills in a broadcast studio.

That vision came to life in the form of the William Hewitt Studio, which the Oakwood Schools Foundation dedicated April 18, 2022.  The studio provides a professional broadcast experience for journalism students at OHS and quality content for the viewers of the student-run news site, Ax Media.  Thanks to the new set design and lighting, sound, and visual upgrades, students now have the opportunity to use up-to-date technology and techniques better preparing them for their futures. read more…