About AEF

What is AEF?

The Arcadia Educational Foundation (AEF) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1981 in response to substantially reduced federal and state funding for California public schools.

AEF’s Purpose

The Arcadia Educational Foundation’s  purpose is to raise funds for the Arcadia Unified School District. The Foundation is administered by parent and community member Trustees who represent the interests of each of Arcadia’s 10 public schools.


What Does AEF Do?

AEF runs the annual summer school program and offers $25,000 in teacher grants each year. It also funds the District-wide phone and text communication system so that school officials can communicate with parents in a timely and convenient manner. In recent years AEF has also funded teacher positions due to State-wide budget cuts.

Mini Grants

Each year AEF awards mini-grants to teachers to fund special projects.
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AEF Donor Survey

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for our kids.  

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Amazon Affiliate Program

Learn about AEF’s Amazon affiliate program and how easy it is to donate a percentage of your Amazon purchases to AEF, simply by clicking through to Amazon via the many links on this website.

Are You Interested In Becoming an AEF Trustee?

AEF has helped to ensure, through its fundraising efforts, that the Arcadia Unified School District is  among the finest in the state of California. The Foundation is currently seeking to enlist new trustees from the Arcadia community.

Participation as a trustee is open to Arcadia Unified School District-area residents.

The primary responsibility of a Trustee is to implement the fundraising activities of the Foundation. Trustees are also expected to attend monthly board meetings, represent the Foundation in the community, and actively participate on a committee.

Committees include but are not limited to: Annual Campaign, Special Events/Projects, Endowment, Summer School.

Any resident who would like to be considered for a Trustee position should contact the Foundation via email or phone and leave details for the secretary to contact you.

Did you know that you can contribute to Arcadia schools simply by doing your Amazon shopping from this website?