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InvestED helps Washington state secondary school students in need by granting them opportunities to achieve. We provide basic supplies, access to school programs and other assistance to give these students the chance to reach their true potential.


About InvestED

For more than 50 years InvestED, formerly the Saul & Dayee G. Haas Foundation, has provided immediate help to secondary students in need. It started with a single gift of $500 from Saul Haas to Garfield High School. Since that time the organization has helped more than 400,000 students, and last year, working with 660 partner schools throughout Washington, InvestED programs provided over $924,900 to fund items/opportunities to 25,245 students—small amounts of short-term, item-specific, need-based funding for items such as shoes, coats, glasses, sports equipment, and academic fees. By creating relationships with those closest to the student (teachers, counselors, coaches, etc.), these InvestED Fund Coordinators can use program funds to help students get to school, stay in school, graduate from high school and reach their true potential.

The organization started as a Trust in 1963, became a private foundation in 1972, and received an advance ruling from the IRS to operate as a public charity effective July 2009. InvestED filed for permanent public charity status in August 2014. In 2010, as part of this transition, the Board of Directors voted to change the name to InvestED, to better communicate the mission and goals of the organization and as part of its strategic plan to expand its reach and impact.

InvestED is operated by a small but mighty staff of five and key volunteers. We are located in Renton with on-site parking.