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MEF COVID-19 Relief Fund

COVID-19 Relief

The COVID-19 Relief Fund supports emergency needs and programs for the School District of Manatee County. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Leave us a note or designate your donation in the comments box, then click the button to complete your secure online donation.

Teacher Impact Grants

Teacher Impact Grants

Manatee Education Foundation strives to improve the quality of education for our students. The first step often involves providing support for our teachers and their classrooms. We have recently awarded over $100,000 through our Teacher Impact Grants.
Manatee Arts Education Council

Manatee Arts Education Council – Memberships

The Manatee Arts Education Council (MAEC) supports, promotes, and celebrates PreK-12 arts education, and in this unprecedented time we strongly believe every student in public schools in Manatee County deserves equitable access to high-quality arts education.

Migrant Scholarship Fund

Migrant students have the same risk factors as other students. These students also face further challenges because of their frequent moves. The goal of the Migrant Scholarship Fund is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a GED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.

TSA – District Competition​

Technology Student Association — District Competition

Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national, non-profit organization of high school and middle school student members who are engaged in STEM. Since TSA was chartered in 1978, over 5,000,000 members have participated through competitions, intracurricular activities, leadership opportunities, and community service.

Soar In 4

Soar in 4

Soar in 4 is a collaborative effort to ensure all children are reading on grade level by the end of third grade, by focusing on 15 economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Dr. Shirin Gibson Paraprofessional Scholarship

Paraprofessional Scholarship Fund on behalf of Dr. Gibson.