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“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”   ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.




The role of the Hillsborough Education Foundation is to garner private support and public engagement for Hillsborough County Public Schools.  As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Foundation provides Hillsborough County Public Schools with funding that is typically more flexible than restricted tax dollars.  The funding and extra resources for the students, teachers, and schools helps to cover the gap that exists between what school budgets can cover, and what is needed to ensure the academic success of our students.


Since its establishment in 1988, the Foundation has invested $90 million toward the enhancement of public education in Hillsborough County.  Annually the Foundation obtains over $5 million in support from the community, with 88 cents of every dollar going directly to programs.

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