Ways to Give

There are a variety of ways to contribute to the mission and work of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County. Give your time and talent by volunteering and/or give your treasure by donating in one of the following ways:

  • Make an Online Donation to EFPBC
  • Purchase the "Support Education" License Plate
  • Participate in the Birdies for Children Campaign
  • Honor your Legacy
  • Contribute to a Find It Fund It Project
  • Contribute to Workplace Giving
  • Contribute to the School District's One Giving Campaign
  • Join our Mailing List to stay up-to-date with what’s happening at EFPBC 

Find It, Fund It Donate Online

We are the nexus of the Palm Beach County public-school system, the private sector and the community. 

Did you know that the Palm Beach County School District is the 10th largest school district in the nation with 197,000+ students and more than 12,000 teachers within the 179 district-operated schools? 

With your support, the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County will continue to provide innovative programming, award teachers with grants for creative teaching methods, and equip schools with FREE school supplies, bringing HOPE to the next generation of leaders.

Because of your support, we are able to support our public-school system in so many ways. TOGETHER, we are changing the world through Education.  Donate HERE; thank you for your contribution!

You can "drive” even greater achievement with a "Support Education" specialty license plate. Proceeds from your purchase go to the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County and are used directly to support the GoTeach! Classroom Grants program, where teachers bring innovative ideas to life in the classroom. This means you are investing in high  quality  education for your community's public-school students.

CLICK HERE to PURCHASE or RENEW your "Support Education" License Plate!

To learn more, contact: 
Phone: (561) 738-2931
Email: Info@EducationFoundationPBC.org

What is Birdies for Children?

Introduced at The Honda Classic in 2010, the Birdies for Children program serves to help 501(c)3 organizations generate additional fundraising dollars through an exciting contest that culminates with a grand prize winner driving home in a brand new Honda!  During the 2020-2021 season, The Honda Classic Cares has awarded more than $5 million to 100 charities throughout Palm Beach County.

How Can You Support Education through Birdies for Children?

FOUR!!!  Your support of $20 will go farther than those long drives made on the golf course! When you donate online at Birdies for Children to benefit the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, you will have the opportunity to enter the content to win a brand new Honda automobile. Participants will make guess(es) on the number of birdies that will be made at the 2022 Honda Classic, hosted in Palm Beach County at The PGA National Resort & Spa. Maybe YOU will be “driving” home in a brand new Honda while supporting education here in Palm Beach County!

How Does the Education Foundation Benefit?

The Honda Classic will collect all donations and distribute donations PLUS a 5% matching bonus. For every $20 guess/donation you make, you will be helping to support high-quality education and the Education Foundation will receive $21.

The 2022 campaign will begin in October 2021.  Stay tuned for more info!
Feel free to guess/donate as many times as you’d like!

Questions? Contact: 

Realize your philanthropic passions by leaving a legacy that makes a positive impact in Palm Beach County’s public-education.  Establishing a planned gift creates a charitable legacy that continues to strengthen education in our local community well into the future.  Invest today in tomorrow’s leaders!

Appreciate Stock
Gifting appreciated stock is a great way to support the Education Foundation while you benefit from increased tax advantages. Charitable contributions of appreciated stock provide two potential major income-tax advantages. 

  1. Your contribution is a donation to a registered 501(c)3 organization, and receives the standard charitable tax deduction, generally for the fair market value of the securities at the time of the donation. 
  2. Individuals are not taxed on the capital gain and the 3.8% net investment tax that would result if the stock were sold. 

Donor Advised Funds
Donating to a Donor Advised Fund (sometimes known as a Philanthropic Fund) have higher deductible limits and require no minimum annual charitable payout.You or your designee may make grants to a broad range of qualified charitable organizations.

An Endowment is a fund that provides an annual income or a tailored stream of payments to support programs, projects, or initiatives of particular interest by you and your family.

A bequest in your will or trust agreement commits a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the residue of your estate to a charitable purpose such as public-education. It’s never too early to establish a bequest as a lasting legacy.

Gift of Life Insurance
With a gift of life insurance, you can create a large endowment even if you do not currently have the funds at the time of your commitment.  You can either name the Education Foundation as the beneficiary of the policy or use the policy to replace the amount of another donation.

To Learn more about Honoring Your Legacy, contact:
James Gavrilos, President & CEO

Is a member of your family a teacher or educator? Does your child have a favorite teacher? Do you want to see your school or fellow teachers be awarded for their extraordinary efforts through grants and awards? 

Palm Beach County School District employees have the opportunity to help make this happen by  donating to the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County during the School District Employee One Giving Campaign.  Funds donated to the Education Foundation will STAY LOCAL and will be put to use in Palm Beach County’s public schools.  

Your contribution will help the Education Foundation grow to meet more of the needs of our students, teachers, principals and schools right here in Palm Beach County. Help us to help our schools!

  1. Payroll Deduction:  As little as $1.00 per pay period. Donate through your school district’s intranet People Soft portal. 
  2. One Time Donation directly to the Education Foundation:  visit the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County’s DONATION LINK to make a contribution right now. 

Strong employee support helps the Education Foundation move our mission forward to fund:

  • High-quality education through programming in schools
  • Award teachers for innovative ideas through GoTeach! Classroom Grants
  • Equip the highest-needs classrooms through Red Apple Supplies with FREE school supplies

TEAM UP with the Education Foundation to change the world through EDUCATION! 

Thank you for your contribution.

Amazon Smile with shopping cart
Do you shop on Amazon?

If yes, it is easy to support the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County with each purchase.  A few minutes to set it up is all it takes.

Smile Amazon instructions

2 Steps for a One-Time Set-Up

1. Visit http://smile.amazon.com You can see the sites look almost the same...except for the 'smile'.

2. The first time you go to the 'Smile' side, you will be asked to choose the organization that you want to support. Search for ‘Education Foundation of Palm Beach County’

Then just use Amazon like you always have. Everything is exactly the same. Change your bookmark so that you go to the Smile site. We only get credit if you order from the Smile side. It must say 'smile.amazon.com' every time.

Do you have family and friends that would not mind taking a minute and choosing to support the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County? It cost the purchaser nothing but benefits the students and teachers throughout Palm Beach County.

Q & A
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

Can I buy school supplies for the Education Foundation of PBC through AmazonSmile?
You can shop our wish list and have your order shipped directly to Red Apple Supplies, the Free Teacher Resource Store. Please visit Education Foundation AmazonSmile WishList for details.

Thank you for supporting public education in Palm Beach County!