Student Centered – The Foundation will remain focused on the students
Efficient Use of Resources – The Foundation will continually look for resource multipliers and focus on results oriented outcomes
Collaborate – The Foundation will act collaboratively to engage and maximize positive community impact.
Foster Change – The Foundation will serve as a catalyst for innovative programs and methods that promote our students’ passion for learning.
Transparent and Accountable – The Foundation will operate with the utmost integrity and transparency to build trusted, sustainable relationships.
The Education Foundation of Alachua County, Inc. is a 501(C)3 organization founded in 1986 to support the Alachua County Public Schools. The first program administered by The Education Foundation was the Senior Scholarship Program, which provides college scholarships to local high school seniors.
In 1996, the Board of Directors expanded to administer the state Take Stock in Children Program, a mentoring and college scholarship program for at-risk middle and high school students in the community.
In 2001, the Foundation started a grant program to help fund teachers with classroom projects and supplies. Today, the Foundation still aims to support teachers through its , Find It & Fund It and Catalyst for Change programs.