Make Your Investment in Our Children’s Future Now
Huntington Beach is surrounded by award winning schools that help keep our community strong. Good schools contribute to high property value, and a successful community.
In 1978, voters in California passed a landmark property tax law, Proposition 13, which in conjunction with a decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, Serrano vs. Priest, caused the State of California to forever change the way public school funding is distributed. Today our schools in Huntington Beach are significantly underfunded and receive less per pupil in state funding than the state average. As a result, “nonessential” and enrichment curriculums like music, art, P.E., summer school and field trips have become the endangered species of education. HBEF was created by parents, classroom teachers and community members who were mobilized by the realization that the enriched education available in California from the 1950’s through 1970’s was only possible with additional private funding for public education.
A few examples of the ways in which your tax deductible donation will help support excellence in education are:
• Annual teacher grant awards which impact all areas of the curriculum, including: innovative technology such as SMART Boards, LCD projectors, AirLiner wireless slates, document cameras, and curriculum materials such as math manipulatives, supplemental books to augment reading programs, musical production funding, and much more.
• Staff development and materials funding for district level programs such as Arts Advantage, ScienceWorks, and Outdoor Science.
• The recognition and reward of outstanding HBCSD educators, support staff, volunteers and students through the Educator of the Year and Scholar Squad programs.
Your charitable donation to the Foundation will help benefit over 7000 Students in the Huntington Beach City School District and maintain the tradition of excellence for which our schools are known. Make your investment in our schools today through the Foundation. Click below to donate securely online.
As an individual donor, a small business or a large corporation, your investment in HBEF will help change the educational potential of all our students! Your investment will pave a path for educational opportunities that cannot be achieved now and have no means of being created without your financial support. Please be sure to check with your company’s human resources department about matching gifts. To make your contribution, click on the donate button above to donate with your credit card. All gifts are tax-deductible. HBEF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Tax ID #33-0543983