Who we are

The Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation is a self-perpetuating, non-profit, qualified 501c3 education foundation that operates in partnership with but financially independent of the Kansas City public school system. The vision is to deliver exceptional opportunities that ignite learning, improve educational outcomes and prepare students to become confident, competent and engaged citizens.

Our board of directors

What we fund

KCPSEF donors can trust their tax deductible gifts will be used to enhance the quality of education for Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) students. Our funding model gives priority to activities that empower KCPS administrators and those closest to the classroom – teachers, principals, therapists and counselors – to make a measurable impact on academic achievement. KCPSEF does not award grants for capital improvements or other expenses that clearly fall within the responsibility of KCPS.

How you can help

KCPSEF accepts unrestricted tax-deductible gifts in any amount from parties interested in improving educational outcomes in the Kansas City Public School system. Gifts may be given on someone’s behalf. To designate a donation for a specific use, donors may request the establishment of a restricted fund. The board of directors reserves the right to respectfully decline gifts deemed inconsistent with the the KCPSEF mission and vision.