Our News

Our 4th Annual Readathon

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Once again, students from across our broad, diverse school community will come together through the shared activity of reading and, in the process, raise $$ for educational programs that benefit the entire district.

$694,000 Grant from the County of San Mateo

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On June 25th, the County of San Mateo Board of Supervisors awarded the foundation with a $694,000 one-time grant from Measure K funds for specific technology and literacy needs in our District.

$150,000 Grant for TK-8th Grade Science Education

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We are excited to share the news that Gilead Sciences, Inc. has gifted the San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation with a $150,000 grant to support TK-8 science education in the San Mateo-Foster City School District.

School District awarded $202,700

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Last year, we raised $202,700 in support of the San Mateo-Foster City School District through various efforts, including direct fundraising, events like Readathon & securing special grants.

Partnership with Playstation: Beresford Makerspace

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A $5,000 grant from PlayStation for a Makerspace provides the community’s youth with unparalleled opportunities to innovate, problem-solve, think critically, learn from failure, and apply the concepts of the classroom to hands-on projects.

SMFCEF Budget Approved: $5,000 for Teacher Grants!

As part of our 2019-2020 budget, the San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation has allocated $5,000 for teacher grants in partnership with the San Mateo Elementary Teachers Association's (SMETA) Member Grant Program.

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Calendar

Readathon

Reading Together

January 25 - February 7, 2020
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Mark your calendars for January 25th and join us for our Kick-Off events!
  • Foster City Library
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Elephant & Piggy will be there, too!
  • San Mateo Library - Main Branch
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Pajama Party & Scavenger Hunt fun!
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Run2FunD Education

A Community 5K/10K

Monday, May 25th 2020
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In partnership with A Runner’s Mind, we have been meeting over the last several months to discuss transitioning our signature Run2FunD event to a 5k/10k run on May 25th, 2020.

Please stay tuned for more details.

If you are interested in helping out, please let us know.

Middle School Athletics

After School Sports

 

Fortunately, the San Mateo-Foster City School District offers after-school athletics for all our middle school students.

In the absence of funding from the State of California for middle school athletics, the Ed Foundation supports this program by securing grants from foundations like Chance to Excel. This effort helps pay for practices, coaches, referees, facilities, athletic directors, uniforms and league fees.

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Board Info

SMFC Ed Foundation Board

 

 

We are a volunteer board of parents and community members, and we would love to welcome creative, knowledgeable and dedicated parents and community members to help us. If you’re interested in helping with a fundraiser, working on a committee, being a school liaison, sharing your expertise (grant writing, social media, marketing) and/or becoming a board member, please contact us.

Upcoming Meetings

1170 Chess Drive | Foster City

7:00p - 8:30p unless otherwise noted
  • Monday, February 24th, 2020
  • Monday, March 23rd, 2020
  • Monday, April 27th, 2020
  • Monday, May 18th, 2020
  • Monday, June 8th, 2020

Our Story

Inspiring students to dream and create their best tomorrow.

The San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation believes every child deserves the best education possible. The Foundation is committed to reaching every child in the San Mateo-Foster City School District. A strong Education Foundation does more than just support the children in its care, it impacts the entire community. We are committed to reaching out to our greater community, raising awareness of the value of supporting local schools to those outside of our immediate parent base.

"Our 5th grade music program gives students the opportunity to make music come alive. Three of our students played their instruments in the Talent Show because they were so proud to share what they had learned. Then at the music performance all of our students continued playing their instruments well after it was over. It has become a passion for our students which has opened up so many doors."

-Cristina Haley
Principal
San Mateo Park Elementary School

"The additional Chromebooks in our school allow our students to have access to technology on a much more regular basis. Our students spend more time using math and science simulations, learning research skills, writing and peer editing their drafts and creating presentations."

Our Impact

Who we are

The SMFC Ed Foundation believes every child deserves the best education possible.

The San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation believes every child deserves the best education possible. For too long, State funding has been severely inadequate and has failed to provide our children with essential learning experiences.

The Foundation aims to fill this gap by funding a wide variety of education opportunities to help our diverse community of students achieve their full potential.

Why the need

State and local funding of education is simply not enough for our children.

While your financial contributions directly benefit the programs that we fund, your support also aids our pursuit of corporate partnerships and foundation donations. The full support of our parent, teacher and staff communities demonstrates to business partners and organizations that their money funds programs that will be well-received and appreciated by the community.

Join us in making our community better and stronger for our kids. Our goal is to have 100% participation from our parent, teacher and staff communities.

What we fund

The SMFC Ed Foundation funds core programming in the Arts, Sports, Music and Wellness.

The Education Foundation funds core programming in the Arts, Sports, Music and Wellness. This support is necessary to provide our students with the well rounded education they deserve.

Take Action

Donate

Your investment helps our students realize the benefits of a strong school district. The more we grow, the more we can do for our children!

Volunteer

Please join us! The Education Foundation funds core programming in the Arts, Sports, Music and Wellness. This support is necessary to provide our students with the well rounded education they deserve.

Our Sponsors

Excellent schools promote a healthy business climate, and play a vital role in drawing families to our area.

The San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation works throughout the year to develop relationships with community & business partners in San Mateo and Foster City to enhance the educational experiences of students in our district.

These sponsors and community partners have been especially generous and we are thankful for their support.

Corporate, Foundation, Government

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Community Partners

Michael & Stephanie Moy

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