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. Over 100 public education foundations have been formed around Indiana alone and we are more than willing to share materials, advice and information as you see below.

As the INDIANA association for public education foundations, INAPEF has a lot to offer new and seasoned foundations. Here are a few helpful sites to get you started:

Getting Set Up

IRS website for charitable organizations

Application for Federal Tax Identification Number (SS-4)

501(c)3 IRS Application (tax exempt application; long form)

Resource Center

Become an INAPEF member and gain access to our Resource Center which has a myriad of sample documents shared by members covering topics ranging from Legal Structure, Sample Mission Statements, Board Matrixes, Staff Job Descriptions, and much more to help simplify the management of your Foundation. 

Get in Touch

Have questions? Send us a message and Krista, the INAPEF Administrator will be happy to answer your questions.  |  317.661.1482
PO Box 862, Brownsburg IN 46112

Indiana Association of Public Education Foundations is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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