Why the Ed Foundation?

Every child deserves an outstanding education. When you donate to the Ed Foundation, you make that possible.

Your donations to the Ed Foundation impact the lives of every student in our Santa Monica public schools. Contributions fund excellent programs, from arts to STEM to wellness, that shape the next generation of problem solvers, visionaries and global citizens.

Why private donations for public schools?

California consistently ranks in the bottom 10 states in funding for K-12 education. Your donation is the key to solving this problem for Santa Monica students.

What do donations fund?

  • Exemplary arts programs, including 30 weeks of elementary arts education as well as music, visual arts, dance and drama at secondary schools
  • Instructional assistants in elementary classrooms
  • Stretch grants for each school. Most schools use these grants for additional arts programs, STEM education, student health and wellness programs, and professional development for teachers and staff.
  • Library support
  • Scholarships

How does fundraising work in our schools?

Your donations to the Ed Foundation fund essential staff and programs, while donations to PTAs fund important supplies and experiences. The Ed Foundation is the only organization that can raise funds for staff and programs in the Santa Monica public schools, ensuring that every student in the city has access to an equitable, excellent education. Your donations to the Ed Foundation and your school’s PTA ensure the best education for your child and all children in Santa Monica.


Learn more at smedfoundation.org