The Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc. was organized in 1998 as a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation for educational and charitable purposes. Funds raised by the MPS Foundation provide access to rigorous, joyful learning experiences; promote equity for all MPS students; and help young people reach their full potential by providing scholarships and supporting programs and services aimed at post-secondary success.
The mission of the Foundation is to inspire and motivate the community, including philanthropic partners, businesses, families, and former and current staff and students in the support of Milwaukee Public Schools and the academic achievement of its students.
The Foundation is focused on providing equitable opportunities for Milwaukee Public Schools students and staff to achieve great things. Funds are raised and distributed in a number of key areas, including:
- Arts programming
- College and career readiness
- Experiential learning and STEM programming
- Cultural awareness programming
- Health, wellness, and community-based programming