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The San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation was founded in 1989 in response to the growing disparity in equity and opportunity within our San Mateo-Foster City School District due in part to decreased state funding caused by the passage of Proposition 13.

Since then, the San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation has continued its mission to identify unmet needs within the district and close those disparities so all schools in our district excel.

It has been clearly established that better funded schools give more students pathways to success.

The Education Foundation has two primary goals:

Generate support through family and broader community donations and participation, and

Build ongoing partnerships with local businesses, corporations, community based organizations & foundations to fund district-wide programs that reach all of our students.

Together with grantors and our generous community, the Foundation has granted more than $4.3 million to the School District to support district-wide programs such as music, art, literacy, STEM education, and after-school athletics.

Support Us

Help support the work of your Education Foundation

We ask families to consider a tax-deductible donation of $250. Every dollar counts and will make a difference.

Make a financial donation

Volunteer your time


SMFC Ed Foundation featured in Foster City Area Guide

We are proud to have been featured in Volume 3 of living! LOCAL, a Foster City based community magazine published by the Foster City Chamber of Commerce

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