Support Education License Plate

Help support our Manatee County public schools

You can help to support education in Manatee County by getting the newly redesigned “Support Education” Florida license plate. Funds from every Support Education specialty plate goes to our county schools for programs like classroom innovation, education enrichment, support and recognition of teachers, school supplies, student scholarships, and extra help mentoring for at-risk students. 

Donate to the Covid-19 Relief Fund

The COVID-19 Relief Fund will support emergency needs and programs for the School District of Manatee County. We invite you to partner with Manatee Education Foundation as we continue to support teachers and students in our community. Donations are accepted through the Relief Fund feature on this page. You can designate your donation by leaving us a note in the comments section, then click the button to process your secure online donation.
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Become a Partner in Education and become a Partner in the Future

Since 1988, the Manatee Education Foundation has been granting wishes and opening doors as the only foundation solely dedicated to providing funds for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade public education in Manatee County. As a 501(c)(3) organization, we strive to offer endless learning possibilities for all students through mutually beneficial community and business partnerships that focus on creative and advanced learning techniques. Partnerships with the Manatee Education Foundation can be customized to focus on a specific subject of study, to generate a financial contribution to an individual school or to benefit the entire school district.

How to Get Involved

Together with the Manatee Education Foundation, you can create a tax deductible partnership or gift that is best for you or your business to benefit the teachers and students of Manatee County.  Read our current publication on how to become a Partner in Education.

For information about fundraising, donations and event tickets, please contact Susan DeWitt by email at dewitts@manateeschools.net or by telephone at (941) 251-4937 Extension: 2.

For more information about Manatee Education Foundation (MEF), please call (941) 251-4937.