The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF) was founded by a group of parents committed to strengthening our public schools almost four decades ago. At a time when school funding was at an all-time low, private donations were critical to providing a quality education for our children. Over thirty-five years later our public schools remain underfunded and MBEF continues to play a significant role in supporting — in small or large part — nearly every academic pursuit and enrichment opportunity across our seven campuses. MBEF’s Board of Directors consists of parents, community members and PTA presidents that represent a diverse selection of industries and each of the district’s seven schools.
MBEF is the only parent organization that is permitted to fund educators and programs at our school sites. MBEF partners with the Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) at each site to help ensure that the needs of our students and teachers are met to provide a quality, well-rounded education. Each PTA raises funds to pay for materials, events, supplies and small programs specific to each school site. As an example, while MBEF funds the Science Specialist at each elementary school, the PTA funds the supplies for the lab. MBEF funds PE teachers across our 5 elementary schools, while the PTA pays for PE equipment. MBEF ensures there is a Library Resource Specialist, while the PTA pays for the books.
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.