Foundation for FCPS
A COMMITMENT TO ADVANCE THE STRATEGIC AND SYSTEMIC NEEDS OF FCPS
The Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the Fairfax County public school system. It was established in 2010 in partnership with the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.
Interested in learning more about Fairfax County Public Schools? Check out the FCPS Website!
September doesn’t just mean back to school for our students, it also means the start of the fall Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is the annual giving opportunity for employees in the Federal workplace, allowing them to make a one-time donation or an ongoing donation via payroll deduction to the charity or charities of their choice. The campaign runs from September 1st through December 16th and this year’s theme is “Show Some Love: Choose Your Cause”.
If you are a federal employee, please consider showing some love to the Foundation for FCPS (CFC #17182) and designate us as your CFC charity. Funds raised through CFC donations help support the Foundation’s initiatives including the Kids in Need Fund which provides basic necessities and school supplies to the over 53,000 FCPS students living in poverty, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities for students throughout FCPS, and Future Workforce programming for middle and high school students.
Did you know that over 52,000 FCPS students are living in poverty and cannot afford basic school supplies or backpacks?
Collect for Kids brings together nonprofits (including the Foundation), government, businesses, and faith-based groups in an effort to provide necessary supplies to students across Fairfax County. Collect for Kids can turn $1 into $3 dollars of school supplies and provide a student with a new backpack filled with school supplies for about $20.
There's still time to make a donation to Collect for Kids!
School Resource Fairs a Big Success!
An estimated 9,000 students and parents attended one of four back-to-school resource fairs held earlier this month at Stuart, Lee, South Lakes and Mount Vernon High Schools. Each fair was open to all students and families in the repsective pyramid and represents months of planning and collaboration amoung school administrators, county staff and community members.
School supplies (provided by Collect for Kids), free dental screenings, haircuts, book giveaways, vision and hearing testing, finger-printing, and representatives from over 50 FCPS offices, county programs and local groups eager to help with job training, language servcies, school lunch sign-up, or child care, these fairs are a "one-stop" way to bring schools and families together as a community.
Join the effort!
The Foundation is a proud financial supporter of the resource fairs. As the school year gears up for its start, your contribution is vital to helping us continue to provide this necessary community service. make your secure financial donation now!