Programs Benefit Students 

Designate a program you would like to fund with your tax-deductible donation, or help the board design a new program. Donors usually contribute undesignated funds for use at the Board of Directors' discretion.

If you would like to donate via credit card, please call (480) 472-0220. Or mail your check to Mesa Foundation, 1025 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201.

Thank you for enhancing teaching and learning in Mesa Public Schools!
   
Program photoMinigrant Fund

Teachers submit proposals for up to $1,000 to fund innovative projects that boost student achievement at all grade levels and in all subject areas. 

Mentor Fund

The foundation supports mentors who help at-risk junior high students develop positive attitudes about school, about life and about themselves. Schools receive funds for their mentoring activities. And mentors receive Joining Hands awards in the spring. 

Battle of the Books Fund

Teams of fifth- and sixth-graders compete for school and district championships by reading and answering questions about books. The foundation funds books and prizes, which include ribbons, pins, rosettes and trophies. 

After-School Chorus Fundstudent

The Mesa Foundation funds after-school chorus programs in elementary schools. 

Shoe Fund

Health offices assess student need and request gift cards from the foundation so parents can buy shoes for their children. 

Vision Fund 

Needy youngsters get eye exams, new eyeglasses and repairs free of charge.  

Head-Lice Fund

The foundation provides medicated shampoos, sprays and combs for head-lice treatment. 

Dental Fund

Health offices refer kids who have no dental coverage and no means to pay for dental care.  

Volunteer Appreciation Fund 

The district's Volunteers of the Month are honored at Governing Board meetings, where they receive a book titled "Heart of a Volunteer" and a $50 gift card from Mesa Foundation.

Student of the Month Fund

Students of the Month are celebrated at Governing Board meetings, where they receive a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card from Mesa Foundation.