An educational foundation is an organization formed to disseminate information to the public and media. Specific focuses and goals for educational foundations vary, but many groups also raise funds, lobby legislators and provide networking opportunities for members.

The purpose of the Fairfield Foundation for Education is to support and enhance our town’s public education system by providing professional educators with funding for programs that enrich the curriculum and stimulate creative learning opportunities.

Education foundations have been in existence since 1978. There are currently more than 70 foundations in Connecticut and more than 3,000 throughout the United States.