Welcome to the Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF), funding programs for every school, every student.

Graham Students Produce the 2016-17 MVEF Video

MVEF Surpasses the First Fundraising Goal of the 2016-17 School Year

Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF) met its first fundraising goal of the 2016-17 school year, raising over $150,000 during the first two months. Thanks to generous parent and community supporters. MVEF continues to play a key role in funding innovative, quality MVWSD programs, including art and music, science curriculum support and materials, after-school sports and extended day electives, and the 8th grade Yosemite trip.

This time last year, MVEF announced a large, one-time matching grant. While we intend to work with local businesses to define a matching grant strategy for the next few years, we are not expecting a large matching grant this year. That is why your support is needed now more than ever to enable us to meet our annual fundraising goal of $750,000. If you have not given to MVEF this school year, please consider a gift of $500 per student to help our organization continue to support every student, at every school. Find out more at

Many Bay Area employers support matching donations as well. Please visit to learn more. Here is a partial list of area companies which offer corporate matching funding to their employees: Abbott, Adobe, Agilent, Apple, Applied Materials, Cisco, Electronic Arts, Google, Intel, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Symantec, VMware, Varian Medical, and Yahoo. Please contact your human resources department to learn about matching grants at your company. We also encourage you to obtain matches for your PTA, PACT Foundation, or other educational donations as well.  

Death of Gregory Fowler

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -The Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF) offers its condolences to the family of longtime board member Greg Fowler who passed away Sept. 25.

“To me, Greg was a valued technical advisor who brought his deep knowledge of MVEF to a variety of topics that have been instrumental in meeting and growing fundraising goals. He was both a colleague and a friend and he will be missed,” said MVEF Executive Director Melissa Moynahan.

Greg Fowler joined the MVEF Board in early 2004. Greg volunteered for organizations, locally and nationally, supporting education for the past 20 years. He also served on the Mountain View Whisman School District Parcel Tax Oversight Committee for five years. While on the MVEF Board, he served on the operations, finance, endowment, and outreach committees. His professional background was in computer systems and computer networks, and he held an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and graduate degrees from Stanford University. Read More Here

Mountain View Educational Foundation Announces New Executive Director

The Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF), a nonprofit founded to enhance the educational experience of all students in the Mountain View Whisman School District, has named Melissa Moynahan as its new executive director. Melissa will drive the organization’s strategy and fundraising efforts and lead the volunteer board. She succeeds outgoing executive director, Alison Barnsley. Read more here

Board Member Greg Fowler honored for his service to MVEF 

On Friday, April 22, MVEF board member Greg Fowler was one of 12 outstanding volunteers recognized by the Junior League of San Jose. Greg has served on the MVEF board for ten years, working to ensure all students in our district have access to high-quality programs.  His service is an inspiration to his fellow board members! 


MVEF Announces a Successful Fundraising Year

At the MVEF Gala and Auction on March 19, MVEF President Adrienne Heiskanen announced that MVEF has exceeded our fundraising goal for 2015-16. On behalf of all district students, MVEF thanks the many families and community members who have supported MVEF this year, and especially  the Google Community Grants Fund of Tides Foundation for their generous grant. In addition to our previously budgeted support (totaling $691,000) for arts, music, hands-on science, leadership and garden programs, as well as middle school electives and sports, the Foundation is providing an additional $50,000 for musical instruments and $50,000 for school libraries. Ms. Heiskanen presented Superintendent Dr. Ayindé Rudolph with a ceremonial check for $791,000. 


Events & Announcements

Save the Date for our Gala on March 25, 2017!



Thanks to our 2015-16 
corporate donors !

Our Mission

The Mountain View Educational Foundation works collaboratively with the community to raise funds for essential programs with a goal of ensuring a well-rounded education for all Mountain View Whisman School District students.

Mailing Address

Mountain View Educational Foundation

P.O. Box 391557

Mountain View, CA 94039-1557

Tel: (650) 526-3500 x1030

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MVEF is a 501(c)3 public benefit charity, Federal Tax ID #77-0006770.