AmeriCorps Polk Reads was awarded “Program of the Year” in 2019 by Volunteer Florida.
Polk’s Take Stock in Children program awarded the Luminary Award every year since 2018-19 for meeting 100% of their performance measures.
PEF Director receives 2019 Consortium Champion Award, for helping support education foundations across the state.
What is the Polk Education Foundation?
The Polk Education Foundation was created in 1988, as a 501(C)(3) direct-support organization for the Polk County School Board. The Foundation serves as the fiscal agent and manager of many educational programs for Polk County Public Schools. We serve to enhance educational programs for students with private and corporate funds. Led by a volunteer board of directors made up of community, educational and business leaders, the Foundation has raised and spent over $43 million dollars.
Mailing & Physical Address:
1530 Shumate Drive, Bartow, FL, 33830
Polk Education Foundation
The Polk Education Foundation supports public school students and teachers helping them reach their goals.
The Polk Education Foundation promotes student success by mobilizing community resources to benefit student learning.
Sensitize the community to the needs of local schools and students.
Develop and enhance educational programs and initiatives for students.
Raise significant financial support for local schools and help to underwrite countywide programs for students.
Challenge parents, business leaders and the extended community to become involved in and be supportive of their local schools, their students and the district’s education foundation.
As a fundraising mechanism, the Polk Education Foundation is able to offer special discounts and incentives for Polk County Public Schools teachers and staff.
View our exclusive staff offers for entertainment, dining, shopping, professional services and educational discounts.
Annual Reports and Other Financial Documents
Thank you to the Give Well Community Foundation Impact Grant for supporting the PEF’s work!