Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to MBEF.

It’s easy to give online by check or credit card. Visit our Give Now page to give now, set up installment payments, or pledge now and pay later.  If you prefer to give appreciated stock,  click here for instructions.

MBEF also has an Endowment Fund for those interested in making a perpetual gift to the students of Manhattan Beach. Visit our Give Now page to make a gift to the Endowment today.

Finally, we love volunteers!  MBEF is a parent-run organization that can always use your help.  We have nearly 300 volunteers that help MBEF in various ways.  Whatever your skill, it’s a great way to get involved with one of the most important organizations supporting our schools.  Contact us at (310) 303-3342 or via email to learn more.

How does it work?

MBEF asks all parents to contribute to our Annual Appeal which runs from August through January or February. Donations to MBEF fund grants for the next school year.  In other words, we raise money a year in advance.  We encourage parents to donate or pledge by the end of the Appeal so that when the school district begins planning its budget for the upcoming school year, there is a good sense of how much revenue MBEF will be contributing.

How much should I give?

The suggested donation is $1,750 per child. We ask parents to contribute a meaningful gift for their family. That you give is as important as what you give.  No gift is too small or too large to support a high-quality education for your child and his or her fellow students.