Our News

Thank You Digital Divide Heroes

Together we raised $250,248 for hot spots and Wi-FI, closing the digital divide for 715 district families!

Our goal was to raise $262,00 and together we got 95% of the way there - wow!

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We truly appreciate everyone who took part in this campaign through donations and company matching. Every contribution made a difference for our students who were able to complete assignments and stay in touch with teachers and staff during distance learning in the last part of the 2019-2020 school year.

Extra special thanks to some extra special heroes: Gilead Sciences, Inc. generously granted us $100,000 through their Gilead CARES Grantee Fund and the Foster City Lions Club generously donated $4,000 and supported our cause with their 4th of July Pancake Breakfast.

Save the Date!

We would like to ask you to SAVE THE DATE for a historical night, as we celebrate the San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation’s first ever Virtual Live Gala & Auction to raise vital funds for our students.

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Our online gala will take place on Friday, October 23rd @ 7pm and we hope to “see” you there.

Please reserve just one hour of your night on October 23rd, as we celebrate our successes amidst a year of unexpected challenges, hear about so many who have benefited from funds we have already raised this year, and participate in a LIVE auction and virtual “Paddle Raiser.”

Seeking an Executive Director

The San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation is seeking a part-time Executive Director.

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With our recent success in 2019-2020, surpassing the $1m mark, the Board of Directors have decided to hire a part-time Executive Director who can continue to grow our community partnerships and fundraising activities.

The San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation is seeking an Executive Director to serve as the main point of contact for all Foundation relationships and programs, with a major emphasis on community building and fundraising activities. The Executive Director will collaborate with the Board of Directors, San Mateo-Foster City School District staff, and volunteers to meet annual budgetary and program goals, as well as serve as the Foundation representative, promoting the Foundation’s mission within the community and school district.

If you know of anyone who may be interested in the position, please let us know.

$694,000 Grant from the County of San Mateo

San Mateo County Measure K logo.

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.

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Gala

Save the Date!

October 23rd, 2020
Virtual Auction Save the Date Graphic

We would like to ask you to SAVE THE DATE for a historical night, as we celebrate the San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation’s first ever Virtual Live Gala & Auction to raise vital funds for our students.

Our online gala will take place on Friday, October 23rd @ 7pm and we hope to “see” you there.

Middle School Athletics

After School Sports

 

The Ed Foundation supports the San Mateo-Foster City School District Middle School Athletics 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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Reading Together

Readathon

January 2021

Our Annual Readathon is a community favorite. We are looking forward to another successful time reading together.

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Currently, the Readathon is being planned for January 2021. Please stay tuned for more details.

Run2FunD Education

A Community 5K

Spring 2021
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Given the extent of the COVID-19 outbreak and its implications for everyone, we are putting off planning for this year's Run2FunD.

We are working with A Runner's Mind to plan instead on holding this event in 2021.

Please stay tuned for more details.

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.

We are currently seeking an Executive Director. If you know of any interested candidates, please let us know.

Upcoming Meetings

1170 Chess Drive | Foster City

7:00p - 8:30p unless otherwise noted
  • Monday, July 20th, 2020
  • Monday, August 24th, 2020
  • Monday, September 21, 2020
  • Monday, October 26th, 2020
  • Monday, November 16th, 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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Logo for San Mateo County Measure K Funding
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Logo for Chance To Excel Foundation
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Community Partners

Michael & Stephanie Moy

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