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 80 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRS website for charitable organizations
Application for Federal Tax Identification Number (SS-4)
Example: Springs Valley Education Foundation
501(c)3 IRS Application (tax exempt application; EZ-form)
Example: Highland Education Foundation
The Advancement Center of Washington Township Schools
Articles of Incorporation