The Mountain View Educational Foundation is a volunteer-driven non-profit that works in collaboration with the community to bring essential programs to all eleven Mountain View Whisman School District (MVWSD) schools. Public funding is not enough! We raise and distribute critical funds that the government does not provide, ensuring that all our students get a competitive, well-rounded education.
For the 2020-21 school year, MVEF's goal is to raise $800,000 to fund programs that will continue with distance learning and will support the unique needs of this unusual year. These programs include:
Virtual art and music lessons provided by Community School of Music and Arts instructors
Hands-on science experiences in lieu of field trips
Middle school science lab materials and science kits for at-home experiments
Virtual science lessons taught by Living Classroom about garden
Elective wheel support for middle schools, particularly for virtual music and art
Instrument repair and purchase
Professional development for MVWSD educators
Specific COVID-19 response initiatives
Over seventy percent of our funding comes from donations from parents! These programs would not exist without your generous support. See how you can help!
What We Fund
February: Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have raised $600,000 so far this year! But we have a ways to go to reach our goal of $800,000. Now is the time to please make your donation today, if you have not already. You can also support MVEF through the Virtual Gala, to be held on March 6; tickets are available now. Sponsorships are welcome and we have raffle tickets for sale!
December: All donations made in the month of December will be matched, dollar for dollar up to $47,000 by the December Challenge Grant. This challenge grant is made possible by members of the board of directors and other dedicated donors. Will you meet the challenge by donating today?
"Art and music are critical for all children, and MVEF makes it available to every child who attends MVWSD. Art and music provide a creative outlet for kids; they also provide mental, emotional, and educational benefits!"
- Brad, Mountain View Whisman School District parent