Manatee Education Foundation

It is the priority of the Manatee Education Foundation to improve the quality of education for each student in Manatee County.

The Manatee Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in 1988, which provides direct and indirect support to the Manatee County School District through a variety of programs that benefit students and teachers.

The Foundation acts as a liaison between the private sector and the public school system providing avenues for business, industry and community involvement in public education. Our mission is accomplished by addressing key issues and needs within the public education arena, and presenting effective, efficient and accountable opportunities for the private sector to support quality public education.The goals of the Foundation are to:

• Collaborate with community, civic and business leaders to support educational opportunities and programs.
• Provide supplemental funding for creative and innovative educational programs which cannot be funded through traditional resources.
• Motivate, encourage and recognize outstanding achievement by teachers and students in K-12 education.