Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
– William Butler Yeats

Thanks to your support, the Shelter Island Educational Foundation offers Island students the opportunity to learn outside the classroom. During 2016/17, SIEF grants supported:

  • A schooner voyage for 7th grade Shelter Island students
  • A 10-day adventure in Cadiz, Spain
  • Trips to the Grand Canyon, Washington DC, and Broadway and the Metropolitan Opera
  • Camp Quinipet
  • A Barnard College writing camp
  • A singing camp in Estonia, and other enrichment programs.

We also hosted the Perlman Music Program’s musicians at the school, supported the Edible Garden and the Historical Society’s Living History program.

These grants created lasting memories for the students, which would not have happened without your support. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to SIEF. We rely solely on private donations to offer quality programs that open new worlds, create lifelong passions and help kids make good choices.

We are an all-volunteer board, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization. All donations benefit Island students. When you make a donation to the SIEF, you invest in Shelter Island’s children, our community and our future. Please click on the Donate button below and enter the amount you’d like to donate.  Your online PayPal or credit card donation will be processed quickly and securely through PayPal.com, and you will receive an acknowledgement letter from the Foundation in the mail.




You may also mail a check payable to the Shelter Island Educational Foundation to:

Shelter Island Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 1950
Shelter Island, NY 11964
 If you have any questions, please contact our president, JoAnn Kirkland, at President@ShelterIslandEdFoundation.org.