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!
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.
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.
Musical Instrument Fund
The Creative and Performing Arts Department receives annual foundation grants to buy and to purchase musical instruments for band and strings classes at schools in need.
Battle of the Books Fund
Teams of fifth- and sixth-graders compete for school and city championships by reading and answering questions about books. The foundation funds books and prizes, which include ribbons, pins, rosettes and trophies.
After-School Chorus Fund
The Mesa Foundation funds after-school chorus programs in elementary schools.
Community Education Scholarship Fund
Financial aid is provided for families that cannot afford tuition for prekindergarten classes and the Kids Corner child-care enrichment program.
Health offices assess student need and request gift cards from the foundation so parents can buy shoes for their children.
Needy youngsters get eye exams, new eyeglasses and repairs free of charge.
The foundation provides medicated shampoos, sprays and combs for head-lice treatment.
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.