Educational Institutions

Foundation for Madisons Public Schools Inc

  • Madison, WI
  • www.fmps.org

Mission Statement

The Foundation is committed to supporting the education of every child by raising private funds, awarding grants, developing community partnerships, and advocating for Madison's public schools.

Main Programs

  1. Events
  2. Community Partnerships
  3. Grants
  4. Philanthropic Services
Service Areas

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Wisconsin

The Foundation is focused on the 50 schools and 27,000 students of the Madison Metropolitan School District.

ruling year

2002

Executive Director since 2016

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Melinda V. Heinritz

Keywords

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Madison Public Education

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Also Known As

FMPS

EIN

39-2043104

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Events

Foundation events help to promote both the Madison Metropolitan School District and the Foundation's role in supporting public education in Madison. FMPS events raise awareness and needed funds for the 50 Madison public schools.

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Education

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Program 2

Community Partnerships

FMPS works to connect the community with schools by fostering community involvement and support. Identifying, recruiting and engaging key community members and businesses helps ensure that all schools are supported and thriving.

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Education

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Program 3

Grants

The Foundation awards various grants every year that support creative and innovative learning, from the school-based level to district-wide.

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Education

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Program 4

Philanthropic Services

FMPS offers Madison's public schools, booster clubs, and PTO/A groups the opportunity to fundraise without the accounting worries. The Foundation serves as the manager of the funds including acknowledging donors, ensuring proper accounting for gifts, distributing funds, and assisting with promotion of the fund. With the Foundation’s assistance, groups can focus on fundraising and leave the clerical work to us.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Wisconsin

The Foundation is focused on the 50 schools and 27,000 students of the Madison Metropolitan School District.

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Financials

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FOUNDATION FOR MADISON'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Foundation for Madisons Public Schools Inc

Leadership

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Executive Director

Melinda V. Heinritz

BIO

Prior to joining the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools, Melinda was the Strategic Partnerships Director at the Madison Community Foundation, focusing primarily on A Fund for Women as well as the Foundation's regional affiliate program. Prior to that, Melinda served on the staff of the Wisconsin Historical Foundation for twelve years, eight as Executive Director. During that time, she also served as Campaign Director of the $78.6 million Forward! The Campaign for the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Melinda has a BA in history from the University of Dayton and an MA in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She and her husband, Mark, have a son at Lincoln Elementary School.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"I believe that our public school system is one of the fundamental pillars for community vitality, and I feel honored to work with the Madison Metropolitan School District to ensure it has the resources it needs for its 50 schools and 27,000 students."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

John Duffy

Associated Bank N.A.

Term: Sept 2016 - Aug 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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