The Mercer Island Schools Foundation was started in 1985 by community members and has since raised over $26 million to provide our schools with programs that inspire learning, enrich teaching, and promote innovation and academic excellence in the Mercer Island public schools.

The Foundation has provided a means for parents and community partners to invest in an exceptional public education for our island students. The need in the first few years for some textbooks and a few computers has grown into more than a million dollar commitment to the District each year that maintains small class sizes, rigorous academics, and a breadth of educational experiences from kindergarten through high school.

“With such dedicated and talented educators in our district, why wouldn’t we want to help provide resources for them to do their most inspired work, to maximize their impact? The support of MISF gives spark to our classrooms, enhancing our entire community. It’s our privilege to join with our neighbors to fuel these efforts.”

Jennifer & Tony Hsu

State and public funds alone cannot adequately support the rigorous, challenging, and inclusive education our students deserve. Foundation funds are not solely for enrichment in our schools. Community funds help to bridge the gap between what the state provides and what Is needed to ensure every student in every school has the tools and resources to reach their highest potential. Our vision is to enhance student learning and arm students with the tools and self-confidence to achieve their dreams.

As the strategic fundraising partner for the Mercer Island School District, we work together to find the most impactful ways to empower teachers, fuel engaged learning, and support students. Because of the generosity of our donors, we have demonstrated the power of public education and the ability to support our students’ diverse needs.

What We Do

Our programs have the power to change lives and give the next generation a future they can be excited about. Learn more about what we do and how we support students and teachers.

Our Impact

Thanks to our generous community, we’re proud to share the stories, photos, and testimonials that demonstrate the difference we can make together in the Mercer Island schools.

How You Can Help

Ready to join us? We’d love to have you as part of our donor community. Explore the various ways to get involved and support our work.

Our Schools

Lakeridge Elementary

Island Park Elementary

West Mercer Elementary

Northwood Elementary

Islander Middle School

Mercer Island High School