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. At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, the Foundation granted $3,594,580 to the Menlo Park City School District and saw participation from 67% of District families. Broad-based parent support means that the District can make an enduring commitment to our teachers.

How to Participate

This year, the One Community Campaign (OCC) launches on August 1, 2021.  The OCC combines the annual Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) fall fundraising into one ask - simplifying your donation process.  Our goal is 100% participation so please donate at whatever level is possible for you. The suggested donation is $2,000 per student - the first $250 goes to your child’s PTO and the remainder to the MPAEF. 

To learn more and make your donation for the 2021-2022 school year, please visit

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.  During the 2020-2021 school year, we received almost $475K from employer gift matching!

  • To find out about more information on how to apply for your employer corporate match, click here to access a searchable database of corporations and instructions.
  •  Click here to learn more and see a partial list of local employers who have a matching gift program that MPAEF has received funds from in the past.