Who We Are

Founded in 1983 by concerned parents and community leaders of the South Bay, the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation raises money to improve Manhattan Beach public schools.  It pays for teachers and other educators whose positions the state of California does not fund or require but our parents and educators consider necessary for a quality education.  MBEF is the only parent organization that our school district allows to pay for teachers and staff at our school sites.

Over our history, MBEF’s role has evolved. Initially, the foundation provided limited educational enhancements costing less than $100,000. Today, the foundation funds critical educational programs at a cost of more than $5 million annually. MBEF grants pay for classroom teachers so our children can enjoy reasonable class sizes, librarians at each of our seven schools, science and reading enrichment, music teachers, guidance counselors, college and career counselors and more. Over 70 educators are funded by MBEF.

MBEF’s board of directors consists of parents, community members and PTA presidents from each of the district’s seven schools.  Our board meetings are open to the public.

The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation is a California non-profit, public benefit, corporation. It is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The federal tax ID number for the foundation (EIN) is 95-3881166. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.