SANTA MONICA EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Helping students soar

aka Ed Foundation   |   Santa Monica, CA   |  www.smedfoundation.org

Mission

Our mission is to engage the community to invest in a vibrant educational experience for all students in the Santa Monica public schools.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Linda Greenberg

Main address

1645 16th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90404 USA

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EIN

95-3787674

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Instructional Assistants

The Ed Foundation funds instructional assistants at all elementary schools in Santa Monica.

Population(s) Served

SMMEF funds the following programs from its Arts Endowment:

- Dance Specialist in our Santa Monica and Malibu middle schools and at Malibu High School

- The Dream Winds and Dream Voice programs provide coaches in music classes for wind instruments and voice to elementary students at our four Title 1 elementary schools.

- The Dream Winds & Dream Strings programs provide coaches in music classes for wind and string instruments at the Title 1 feeder middle schools

- The only two music classes offered to Olympic High School students

- Theater equipment and the hiring of specialists critical to the success of the drama programs at all three high schools (including Malibu Middle School) 

- After-school theater program at our two Santa Monica middle schools, in partnership with the schools' PTSAs

- Recorders for all third graders for use in their General Music classes

- Semi-private music lessons and instruments for students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch programs, provided by our Peggy Bergmann Arts Endowment

- Grants for all secondary visual arts teachers to pay for necessary materials and supplies

Population(s) Served

SMMEF funds 30 weeks of arts instruction for every elementary school student in SMMUSD. The instruction is provided by P.S. ARTS, a nationally recognized arts provider.

Population(s) Served

SMMEF funds enrichment grants at each school that provide additional programming - from arts to STEM to wellness - at the discretion of schools' site councils.

Population(s) Served

SMMEF manages the following scholarship programs:

- Samohi's Alumni Scholarships

- Jimmy Bromberg Memorial Award

- Dun & Bradstreet Scholarships for Interns

- Valued Youth Program at John Adams Middle School

Population(s) Served

SMMEF gives an annual grant to SMMUSD to fund materials and books at our 16 school libraries. SMMEF works with American Book Drive, who sells donated books, CDs and DVDS online and gives SMMEF 35% of the proeeds.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We firmly believe it is our collective obligation to ensure that each and every young person is equipped to thrive and succeed in our world. We must provide our children with an education that empowers, instills a sense of purpose and leads to the recognition of unlimited opportunities.

SMMEF raises funds through its annual campaign, endowment earnings and special events.

With a professional staff of five full-time and one part-time employees, SMMEF works with parents, local business and community members secure donations to fund additional programs at all 16 schools in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

In the last two fiscal years, SMMEF has funded over $7.5 million worth of programs for all students in the Santa Monica and Malibu public schools. This is a tremendous accomplishment and we continue to work each day to fund outstanding programs and ensure equitable access to educational opportunities for all students in our district.

Financials

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SANTA MONICA EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 8/1/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nancy Patel

Deb Love

Producer, Big Voice

Kathleen Rawson

CEO, Downtown Santa Monica

John Piacentini

Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine

Marilyn Speakman

Parent, Community Volunteer

Chris Thornton

President, L.A. Hanson Foundation

Wendy Sidley

Santa Monica Malibu Council of PTAs, Community Volunteer

Duncan Rolph

Miracle Mile Advisors LLC

Paula Larmore

Partner, Harding Larmore Kutcher & Kozal, LLP

David Vukadinovich

Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Dignity Health

Alison Havel

Santa Monica Malibu Council of PTAs, Community Volunteer

Yvonne Lockhart

Cal Incorporation Services Inc.

Edwin Shen

Director of Research, Ivory Investment Management

Nancy Patel

Community Volunteer

Catharine Wray

PTA President, Roosevelt Elementary School, Community Volunteer

John Baracy

Managing Director, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No