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Mission & Values

We are dedicated to provide opportunities for all young people to live a better life. Our donations are given to all teachers in need. We strive to create a better world, and we thank all of you for helping us to achieve that. 

Founded in 1982 The San Marcos Educational Foundation ('SMEF') was formed by a core of San Marcos parents, teachers, and community leaders to provide grants to teachers.  The goal of the foundation is to provide direct financial support to teachers for the procurement of enhanced curriculum for needed classroom projects.  

The foundation’s mission is to enhance and enrich the classroom programs of SMUSD while working within the established curriculum. 

SMEF supports programs in levels K-12 which fall within the adopted state curriculum guidelines.  Annual funding is available for items and programs not normally funded by the district.

SMEF is a nonprofit, tax exempt, corporation operating independently of the district with its own board of directors.  The foundation's funds are generated through tax deductible contributions from businesses, individuals, payroll deductions, and annual fundraisers.  We are a 501-C (3) organization.  Our IRS service number: 95-3829-813. 


The members of our board of directors are thoughtful leaders who have made a significant contribution to our society. Each and every one of them brings a unique set of skills and expertise to our organization.

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