Promoting quality public education for

EVERY student

When I look into the faces of our students this past year, I feel hopeful for them. These are the high schoolers who missed their proms, the sixth graders who didn’t get to properly spread their wings as middle schoolers, the kindergartners whose introduction to real school was a face on a screen. These and all the students in between are the kids who are the Covid distance-learning generation. What have they learned? What have our teachers learned? Resilience, surely. Distance learning works for some, but in-person learning works for most. And now, as we look hopefully toward full reopening for the 2021-2022 school year, we find ourselves at a critical time in education. With your help, we can provide new and inspiring opportunities for ALL MDUSD students.

Your support allows us to fund experiences beyond the regular curriculum—more programs, more hands-on learning experiences, more field trips, more art and music, science, and math. We are looking to expand in areas that make students want to learn. That love of learning created our new Student Advisory Committee whose members helped launch the
inaugural MDUSD Poetry Slam, increased student participation for the MDUSD Science Fair, and continue to generate ideas to support the foundation’s mission. We can continue to be innovative for our students if you provide the resources and support.


Every student in our school district is a gem regardless of which school they attend, and each of them deserves an extraordinary education to help them find their passion. Our goal is to help them do just that.

Can we count on you?

Mary P. Gray, President

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It goes without saying that the 2019-2020 school year will go down in history as “unprecedented.” Despite the upheavals brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proud that we increased our program spending to over $100,000 and provided STEAM opportunities for students both in the classroom and through distance learning. When campuses shut down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we immediately established our Coronavirus Remote Learning Fund. 

Second Annual Report 2018-19

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Did you know, in year two, MDEDF reached more than 12,000 students with hands-on art and science?  

First Annual Report 2017-18


Did you know that in our first year we surveyed

all elementary schools about art

and served over 1000 students

with hands-on art programs? 


Our new MDUSD Education Foundation received a generous donation for Elementary School Arts from the Mt. Diablo Education Association Academy Awards Event Committee. In the 2018 spring survey, we learned many of our schools have existing gems of innovative arts that tap into local talent and could possibly be replicated at more of our schools.  Local businesses and volunteer groups are a great place to start as well.