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APS Education Foundation

The APS Education Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization established for promoting private support of the district and its students. In partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools, we promote and garner financial and in-kind resources to provide students with the opportunity to succeed. We also mobilize resources and develop community partnerships to support excellence in APS.

Broader Horizons The APS Education Foundation is expanding its Horizon Campaign with a new name and a bigger mission. It’s called Broader Horizons. Learn more...

Contact Information

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE
Suite 630 East
Albuquerque 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 881-0841
Fax: (505) 872-8861

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The APS Education Foundation has a simple goal: We want to help improve the futures of the district’s 89,000 students.

Easy to say, tougher to do.

But that’s the reality for all worthwhile causes: Good things rarely come easily, or quickly.

But since 2010, the Foundation has found success. We have engaged our community, connected educators to the business world, honored some of the greatest kids in the United States.

Do we do that by raising money? Absolutely. But just as important, we help raise awareness about the good things and great people who are in our schools every day. Teachers. Support staff. Community volunteers. Administrators. And most of all, always above all – students.

We are proud of the kids in Albuquerque, and we believe community can help build the best urban school district in America. We know it’s possible, because APS students lead companies throughout our city – and are part of the great institutions in America. An APS student has flown in the Space Shuttle, played in the Super Bowl, saved the lives of our troops overseas.

An APS student in 2014 won the Milken Foundation Award – the highest honor a teacher can receive (other than the thanks of his or her students). And that teacher, Andy Cook, is teaching at the school from which he graduated.

Bottom line: The Foundation needs your support. But we know your support pays off.

Group photoInitiatives

Toward our goal of academic success, the Foundation has created a variety of initiatives that will supplement key programs in need of your help. Among them: Fine Arts, Literacy and Science/Technology/Engineering/Math. The most public of these efforts is our Horizon Campaign, a fundraising effort which has raised more than $1 million in cash, in-kind donations and pledges since being instituted in the fall of 2010. But our efforts don't end there. The next evolution of Horizon, which begins in the fall of 2014, is called Broader Horizons. Within that, we'll stay true to in-classroom granting throughout the district, but also expand to help with school needs with block grants and also help with basic needs. .

APS Education Foundation News

Successful Golf Tournament Brings in $44,000+

Successful Golf Tournament Brings in $44,000+

Annual Superintendent's Cup raises money for APS Education Foundation

August 11, 2014

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Student of the Week: Audrey Thompson

Student of the Week: Audrey Thompson

Congratulations to Audrey Thompson, a fifth grader at Arroyo del Oso Elementary School, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation!

May 27, 2014

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Tech Coordinator Tailors Technology to Meet Student Needs

Tech Coordinator Tailors Technology to Meet Student Needs

Seth Hoover of Alamosa ES is the final TIG/APS Education Foundation Innovation Award winner for the 2013-14 school year.

May 20, 2014

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Operation Kidsafe Fingerprint Stations

The grand re-opening of the free service that captures children's pictures and fingerprints kicks off with a special event June 5-6 at Mark's Casa Auto Group locations.

May 20, 2014

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Foundation Awards $45,000+ to Mid, High Schools

Foundation Awards $45,000+ to Mid, High Schools

Kennedy MS received the Walmart/APS Education Foundation Blue Sky Grant worth $15,000, and six other schools receive a total of more than $31,000 through the first Achieve Awards.

May 20, 2014

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APS Education Foundation News
This Holiday Season, Don't Forget Our Neediest Kids
The APS Community Clothing Bank is taking monetary donations as well as new socks, undergarments and shoes so students can have the basic essentials.
Remember the APS Foundation on #GivingTuesday
You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now there’s Giving Tuesday, a chance to help non-profits like the APS Education Foundation give back.
Student of the Week: Rachel Lentz
Twelfth grade at Highland HS