Founded in December 1981, St. Mary’s Academy Foundation of The Dalles, was formed to provide a stable financial base to be used to support St. Mary’s Academy.

Every family who wants a Catholic school education for their child should have that opportunity.


How does St. Mary’s Academy benefit?

The interest income from the Foundations investments is given annually to St. Mary’s Academy’s operating budget.

How has the Foundation helped St. Mary’s Academy?

The Foundations disbursements to St. Mary’s Academy through the last 34 years total in excess of $400,000.00.

How does the Foundation help children today? 

The Foundation provides a minimum of $20,000.00 of funding to the school on an annual basis. In addition to the interest income from the Endowment Fund, the Foundation Board invests time and energy into fundraising efforts, which result in additional unrestricted income for St. Mary’s.

Get Involved

Generosity is the foundation for the many achievements of St. Mary’s Academy. The desire to contribute extends from the school’s staff, who go the extra mile as a matter of course, to the many parent volunteers who help facilitate all the extras that make a St. Mary’s education such an enriching experience. This level of giving is what helps make everything else possible.

We all want to offer our help where we know it will do the most good. Perhaps nothing can match the lifelong impact of a faith-centered education in the Catholic tradition. These richly formative years at St. Mary’s Academy are shaping caring citizens who go on to lead meaningful lives and have a positive impact in their communities.

We need your help to fulfill our vision of making K-12 Catholic Education available for any child.

– SMA Foundation Board of Directors