The Foundation joins together students, educators, parents, and community leaders to help transform the Madison public schools from great to extraordinary. Through innovative, creative, and promising grants, programs, and community partnerships, FMPS works to sustain and extend the excellence of Madison’s public schools, inspiring every student to excel.


Peg Keeler, Retiring Principal of Leopold Elementary Reflects on Her Community Partnerships
Peg reflects on the support she has received through the Foundation’s community partnerships during her 33-year career with Madison Metropolitan School District.
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Strategic Investment


Every year the Foundation awards grants to fund creative and innovative programs that are not otherwise supported through the core school budget.
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District Priorities

The Foundation is focused on working with the Madison Metropolitan School District to maximize what works and explore possibilities to achieve even better results.
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District Wide Support

Every school, every student.

The Foundation works to ensure that every student reaches their full potential, every educator feels supported and every school community is thriving.

Community Engagement

Adopt a School

Through this program, Madison’s public schools are “adopted” by a local business, organization, or government agency, forming mutually enriching partnerships.

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A Principal Experience

More than 750 leaders have spent a day trying their hand at running one of our public schools. Join us this year to see if you’re tough enough to be a public school CEO!

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The Foundation’s Circle of Friends Luncheon will be held virtually on May 26, 2021. We will celebrate our schools, scholars and supportive community.

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Connecting Community Resources to our Public Schools

The Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program builds relationships with organizations and businesses in our community to provide a variety of support to our public schools, including human, material and financial resources.

Why I Give

When I began as a principal in the district, a representative from the Foundation and I had the opportunity to meet. Her warm welcome coupled with the selfless mission of the organization inspired me to get involved initially. I was then able to see the meaningful contributions the Foundation makes to our schools each and every day, which inspired me to continue my support.


We support the Foundation because we believe in public education. We strongly believe that the public school system is a bedrock community institution that provides opportunity for all children. Through the Foundation’s financial support, many innovative projects that enhance the educational experience of Madison children have begun and been sustained over the years.


As a strong believer in the public school system, I’m convinced that a strong preK-12 program is the way to ensure equitable opportunity for all. The Foundation’s enthusiastic attitude supports promising educational practices and exemplifies philanthropic leadership. It’s a phenomenal ally and advocate of Madison’s schools, and as a high-caliber, well-managed organization, it is richly deserving of our support.