Mission Statement

The Stamford Public Education Foundation’s mission is to support the students and teachers in Stamford’s Public Schools through community collaboration and philanthropy.

At the elementary level, the foundation supports literacy initiatives and at the middle and high school levels our focus is on college and career readiness.

What We Do


We provide daily tutoring sessions to students who have been identified by the Stamford Public Schools as needing additional support in Math.


We distribute $6,000 in scholarships to low-income, college-bound students each year.


We hold give-a-ways and donate thousands of brand new books through our partnership with Reading is FUNdamental.


We bring mentoring sessions into Stamford’s Public Schools in grades 5 through 12 with college, corporate, and community volunteers.


We engage community and corporate sponsors, as well as students in our programs in park and school clean-ups and rebuilds.

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NQ Mentoring largePrevention Partnership

The Stamford Public Education Foundation is committed to meeting quality standards for mentoring that are safe and effective. We strive to follow the nationally recognized best practices, known as the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring™ and established by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, to support quality youth mentoring relationships. To achieve these standards, SPEF is a member of the National Quality Mentoring System and has completed a quality assessment and improvement process facilitated by The Connecticut Mentoring Partnership.