School Fundraising

In an effort to follow state law and Canyons policy, Canyons School District requires all vendors to acquire approval before contacting any school or organization. The Canyons Education Foundation is responsible for reviewing and approving fundraising entities used for school fundraising.  

School personnel and officially recognized parent groups may only use Foundation-approved entities and may recommend potential commercial entities for review and approval by the Foundation. All approved fundraising entities will be listed on the Foundation website: www.foundation.canyonsdistrict.org.

The following guidelines are intended to assist fundraising vendors interested in offering their program/services to a school or organization within the Canyons School District. The guidelines are also intended to provide schools and organizations with the expectations Canyons School District has for all fundraising vendors. For information about the district fundraising policy please visit Canyons School District’s Fundraising Policy.

GUIDELINEs

Canyons School District requires all vendors to acquire authorization from the Canyons Education Foundation before contacting any school or organization. An approval letter may be granted after review of the following documents:

  • A copy of the organization’s current Business License
  • Application Fee of $50.00 (payable to the Canyons Education Foundation)
  • A completed pdffundraising application
  • Product and program marketing literature
  • Organization’s current Professional Fundraising Permit with the Utah State Department of Consumer Protections. Utah Code 13-22-2.11
  • A Background Check on all vendor representatives who will be entering schools - there is no charge for this; visit https://volunteer.canyonsdistrict.org/volunteer/ to fill out a brief form, and allow up to a week for processing

A committee will assess the submitted documents. Once reviewed, the applicant will be notified of the committee’s decision to either grant an approval letter, or notification of denial from the Foundation office.

After receiving a letter of approval from the Canyons Education Foundation, vendors may set an appointment with the appropriate school personnel as a way to introduce themselves and their program/service. Vendor representatives should be professional in their demeanor and respectful of their potential client’s time. Vendors may not disrupt class time or school instructional time to contact school personnel.

Receiving an approval letter does not guarantee any vendor that a school or organization must meet with them, nor is it an endorsement of any product, service, or material. It is expected that all vendors will respect school administration and personnel and support an organization’s decision when it comes to choosing a fundraising program. Any violation of these expectations may result in a vendor losing the privilege of conducting business within Canyons School District.


Charitable FUNDRAISING

Every school in Canyons District can also choose to do a charitable fundraiser during the year. The Canyons Education Foundation (CEF) can be the recipient of these efforts, as can any established 501(c)3. CEF donations can be designated for Canyons’ students in need. Contact Laura Barlow, Foundation Development Officer, (801) 826-5178 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details about how you can help.

Click the Charitable Fundraisers button to the right to get a list of other charities with which the Canyons School District has an established relationship. Please note, schools are welcome to choose any charity they wish to raise funds for (i.e. schools are not limited to choosing one of the charities on our list). Canyons School District and the Canyons Education Foundation do not endorse or favor any charity over others; this list is provided as a resource only.