History and Mission

MBEF Mission Statement

The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation is a community driven fund raising organization, which supplements state funding for programs that inspire learning, enrich teaching, and promote innovation and academic excellence in the public schools of Manhattan Beach.

Since MBEF was founded in 1983, it has provided a means for parents to invest in superior public education for their children in the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. At first, MBEF enriched existing programs such as art and music. That need, just a few thousand dollars, has grown into a multi-million-dollar commitment that maintains small class sizes, rigorous academics and a breadth of educational experiences from kindergarten through high school.

MBEF Grant History
MBEF 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 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.