27,000 Scholars     50 Schools     ONE Foundation

The Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools supports the education of every child by raising private funds, awarding grants, developing community partnerships, and advocating for Madison’s public schools. We believe that every child deserves a high quality and equitable education. We pursue our mission with intentional focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. 

2020 was a pivotal year for the Foundation. We learned how nimble and innovative we can be, adjusting our programs and services to address a wide array of needs in response to the COVID pandemic. Through the generosity of the Madison community, we secured over $4M in support for the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Download the Foundation’s 2020 Annual Report to learn more.

Foundation 2020 Annual Report

The Foundation’s Teacher Supply Program filled a critical need when the COVID-19 pandemic changed how educational instruction was delivered.

In March, our successful pilot delivering supplies to teachers came to an abrupt halt. We quickly pivoted to utilize systems and processes to meet new needs across the entire district. Through a tremendous outpouring of community support, we raised over $220,000 and mobilized 100 volunteers to assemble 4,000 school supply kits for students in virtual learning. 

Join the Foundation Team

Our Friends & Alumni Network is hiring an Alumni Engagement Coordinator.

Connect with Us to Support Our Public Schools

The 2020-21 school year presented challenges and opportunities unlike any other in our 20-year history. For all the unknowns and changes, the commitment of the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools to our community’s 50 schools and 27,000 scholars remained steadfast. As we continue our journey of COVID recovery, we fully expect to learn of new areas of need across the district as we enter into the 2021-22 school year. 

A Message About Combating Racism in Our Community
In support of Superintendent Carlton Jenkins and the Madison Metropolitan School District’s 27,000 students, the board and staff of the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools urge you to demand, in Dr. Jenkins’ words, “a just and equitable society for our children and the generations who follow.”

We Believe

We believe every child deserves a high quality and equitable education. The future depends upon today’s investment in the educational experience of tomorrow’s leaders because a high quality public education is fundamental to a vibrant community and strong local economy. The Foundation is committed to supporting and enhancing the education of all 27,000 students in Madison’s 50 public schools.