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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.

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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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...


A is for Art! 2014 Promotional Spot from APS Education Foundation on Vimeo.


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.

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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

May Day Festival & Plant Sale to Benefit APS Growing Gardens

The event sponsored by Skarsgard Farms on May 3 will support the program that teaches students how to start and maintain gardens at their schools.

April 23, 2014

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Isotopes Sponsor Second Annual Student's Choice Essay Contest

Isotopes Sponsor Second Annual Student's Choice Essay Contest

APS students are encouraged to write an essay, poem or thank you about an educator who has influenced them. Winners will throw out the first pitch at the May 23 Educators Appreciation Game Night.

April 22, 2014

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Student of the Week: Evelyn Hostutler

Student of the Week: Evelyn Hostutler

Congratulations to Evelyn Hostutler, a third grader at Ventana Ranch Elementary School, for being named the Student of the Week by the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and the APS Education Foundation!

April 22, 2014

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Madison MS Busy with Project-Based Learning Projects That Include Parents and Community

Madison MS Busy with Project-Based Learning Projects That Include Parents and Community

Students have had a busy spring planning and implementing a variety of projects and programs bringing real world application to academic learning. Eighth Grade Social Studies students have been researching and sewing freedom quilts, 7th and 8th graders worked on committees for the Neverland Café, and art students cast clay totems and worked on a mosaic project.

April 16, 2014

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Spring into Foundation Fun

Support students and teachers through the APS Education Foundation this spring and have a lot of fun while you’re at it.

April 15, 2014

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