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INAPEF is comprised of more than 60 public education foundations from around the state of Indiana.

These foundations provide opportunities for donors to give back to their schools by funding teacher and classroom grants, student scholarships, and more. They partner with their schools to enrich the lives of students and teachers every day, often providing funding for new software or extra enrichment activities.

Education foundations play an important role in Indiana communities, connecting private citizens with public education and providing resources to classrooms that otherwise would not be possible.

In 2000, the foundations came together to form INAPEF to serve as a resource to local education foundations and as a catalyst to increase community involvement for the enhancement of public education in the state of Indiana. In a time of tightening budgets, supporting our teachers and students has never been more important!




Our Story

Since the early 1980s there has been a steadily growing number of public education foundations formed in local communities throughout Indiana. Parents, educators and business leaders have joined together to:

  • Support creativity and unique educational activities through private funding
  • Provide funds for educational programs that motivate, recognize and appreciate students and teachers
  • Inspire a broad vision of education and enable collaboration at the local level



Our Mission

INAPEF serves as a resource to local education foundations and as a catalyst to increase community involvement for the enhancement of public education in Indiana.



Our Impact

  • More than $6million raised annually by member foundations to enrich the education of Indiana students.
  • Numerous networking and educational opportunities for members
  • Serves as a resource for existing and newly- forming foundations
  • Funds Foundation Development Grants for member foundations

"Foundation grants help students develop skills and talents -- happily discovering they can apply those skills and talents to affect their world in positive ways."

- Karen Sipes,
Language Arts Instructor, Anderson Community Schools
1809 Woodfield Dr.
Greenwood, Indiana 46143
Phone: 317-697-2601
Email: inapef@inapef.org



























Thanks especially to our donors and sponsors who make our organization possible
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INAPEF is a member of the National Schools Foundation Association