Polk Education Foundation Ranked No. 21 of the Top 25 Education Foundations in the Nation!

In the 2017 report “Stepping Up: The Top K-12 Education Foundations in the Nation” conducted by Dewey & Associates, the Polk Education Foundation (PEF) ranked one of the top 25 in the nation, when compared against education foundations from like sized school districts. Performance categories used to do the comparative study were: revenues, revenues per student, assets, assets per student, grant and program expenses, grant and program expenses per student, investment income and volunteers. Read the complete report here.

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Vision Statement

The Polk Education Foundation supports public school students and teachers helping them reach their goals.

Mission Statement

The Polk Education Foundation promotes student success by mobilizing community resources to benefit student learning.

Our Goals

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.

Staff Offers

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

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Thank you to the Give Well Community Foundation Impact Grant for supporting the PEF’s work!