What Is a Local Education Foundation?
Local education foundations are non-profit organizations whose boards represent local community and education leaders and who are financially accountable to their communities. Each is unique in its operation, its programs, and the resources it provides to the community, but all share a common commitment to improving education at the local level. Education foundations:
serve as conveners with other non-profit groups to address community issues relating to education;
link people and organizations in their communities with public schools, developing awareness and resource support;
increase teacher morale by making direct financial grants to teachers and by recognizing their importance in the community;
broaden support for public education and local schools with greater community awareness.