Members, click here to login to our Members Only section! Starting an Education Foundation

Congratulations on the decision to start a public education foundation!
This is an important step and required dedication to get through the initial groundwork - but the dividends are well worth it! And, there are a lot of resources to make it easier. More than 60 public education foundations have been formed around Indiana alone and are more than willing to share materials, advice and information as you see below.

As the association for public education foundations, INAPEF has a lot to offer new and seasoned foundations. Don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance at

 Overview Document:  Planning/Organizational Structure:
How to Start and Education Foundation Mission Statement

 Legal Structure:  Board of Directors:

Meeting Minutes - Tips and Sample Formats



INAPEF members can view more resources and examples by logging into the members only section of the INAPEF website.

"Thanks so much for sending the (starting a foundation) manual so promptly... It makes me feel so much better to know I have people and INAPEF to advise me."

- Nancy, community leader in Plainfield, Indiana, hoping to start an education foundation for Plainfield schools
Contact us at:

1809 Woodfield Dr.
Greenwood, Indiana 46143
Phone: 317-697-2601

INAPEF is a member of the National Schools Foundation Association