Annual Parent Campaign


Support the MPAEF so together we can enable excellence in our schools!

We are a community-funded school district and every year, district families and friends make pledges and gifts during the MPAEF Annual Parent Campaign. Their generous contributions, large and small, make up the lion’s share of MPAEF’s annual grant to the Menlo Park City School District. In 2015-16, the Foundation granted $3.6 million to the Menlo Park City School District and saw 79% of District families making pledges and gifts. Broad-based parent support means that the District can make an enduring commitment to our teachers.

How to Participate

Families can participate during the Annual Parent Campaign by making a gift. All participation is meaningful. All donations are tax deductible. Go to our "Donate" page to get started!

NEW this year...2017-18 Growth Grant from Local Businesses!

To encourage families to Grow their Impact and increase their donation this year, our amazing business partners will contribute $5K to the MPAEF Annual Parent Campaign for each percentage point of growth we achieve over last year.  Our local businesses are excited about partnering with MPAEF and understand that a strong community begins with strong schools.  Let's show them we are up to the challenge!

Employer Gift Matching

Many employers match our community’s parent gifts through corporate matching programs that give an equal donation when employees make charitable gifts. These corporate donations increase the amount of money MPAEF receives during the Annual Parent Campaign. Click here to email the Foundation Office for assistance in coordinating corporate matching.  Click here to learn more and see a partial list of local employers who have a matching gift program.