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Founded in 1983 by concerned parents and community leaders of the South Bay, the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation raises money to improve Manhattan Beach public schools. It pays for teachers and other educators whose positions the state of California does not fund or require but our parents and educators consider necessary for a quality education.

MBEF’s role has evolved from providing limited educational enhancements, at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars, to funding critical educational programs at a cost of more than $4 million annually. MBEF currently pays for classroom teachers so our children can enjoy reasonable class sizes, librarians at each of our seven schools, science and reading enrichment, computer teachers, music teachers and assistants, and counselors.

MBEF’s board of directors consists of parents, community members, and PTA presidents from each of the district’s seven schools.

The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation provides a means for schools, individuals and businesses to work together to help children achieve their potential in an increasingly complex, interesting and challenging world by providing resources for a broad, engaging curriculum beyond what can be offered through public funding.

The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation is a California non-profit, public benefit, corporation. It is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The federal tax ID number for the foundation (EIN) is 95-3881166. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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325 S. Peck Ave.
in the Manhattan Beach Unified School District administration building
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266