Study announces top 50 K-12 education foundations in the nation, revealing the impact that local communities make on public education.  “Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations 2016” showed Six states – Florida, Texas, Tennessee, California, Utah, Colorado – have been the most represented with education foundations in the nation’s top 50 for two consecutive years.

The study focuses on K-12 education foundations in the 200 largest school districts (by student population).  Additionally, top-performing education foundations that serve smaller school districts were included.  In totality, there were 188 K-12 education foundations from 220 school districts included in the study.  These foundations collectively generated the following in 2014 (most recent year data available):

  • Held $506 million in assets
  • Raised $359 million
  • Invested $161 million into grants and programs
  • Leveraged 45,000 volunteers to fuel efforts

Study Sponsors

“Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations 2016” is sponsored by Foundant Technologies, which provides online grants and scholarship management solutions (; and SaveAround, which helps schools and education foundations raise money through exclusive coupon books (