Our Mission

Kids come first at the foundation. Does Johnny’s class need money for a special project? Does Susie need glasses? Shoes? 

Mesa Public Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization. The Board of Directors and friends of the foundation raise money to benefit students in Mesa Public Schools.


Programs enhance student achievement and boost attendance in preschool through high school, in the basics and beyond.

It takes extra effort to provide what some kids need to succeed, from shoes to a mentor or a musical instrument.

But district, foundation and family resources are limited. So individual and business partners who care about kids are a must. There are lots of ways you can make a difference. Please explore the rest of our site to see how you can help a great school district and a great bunch of kids.



Janita Pickett-Gordon, executive director