History of The Schools Foundation

A united Schools Foundation was formed in the fall of 2000 to enhance public education in all public schools in Huntsville, Madison County, and the City of Madison.  This Foundation identified new partners, eager to contribute toward the enhancement of public education in all area schools.

With the support of the community, this vision has resulted in:

•    enhanced educational opportunities for students
•    new professional development opportunities for teachers and principals
•    the creation of the education taskforce
•    a pattern of collaboration among the school districts
•    a growing volunteer organization

Better educational opportunities benefit not only students but also local economic development and the quality of life enjoyed by everyone in our community.

Since 2000, The Schools Foundation has expanded collaboration with community, educational, and corporate partners in support of:

•    Speak Up Huntsville City, Madison County, and Madison City! -a community engagement initiative
•    A+ College Ready -for advanced placement in math, science, and English
•    Principally Speaking Network -with the participation of  72 school principals
•    Military Child Educational Coalition
•    Teacher Scholarships
•    Excellence in Education Classroom Grants
•    Powerful Conversations Network
•    Team America Rocket Challenge
•    Distance Learning Technology
•    North Alabama Kindergarten Conference
•    The Great Teacher Conference
•    Sign Up To Round Up! -a citizen driven program with over 2400 participants
•    Federal Impact Aid program
•    Department of Defense Education Agency grants
•    Redstone Arsenal Garrison Education initiatives
•    Chamber of Commerce Workforce Education Coalition

Quality public education is the key to our future. The Schools Foundation is committed to supporting quality education for all students and contributing to the prosperity of our community.

As a vehicle for community and individual support for local education, we are proud and responsible stewards of funds. In 2015, our Revenue and Expenses broke down in the following way:


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