About Us

Established in 1987, the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools (FOCPS) serves the 10th largest public school system in the nation and supports more than 200,000 students and 13,000 teachers in 188 schools.

The Foundation’s 2012-2015 Strategic Plan focuses on four goals:
  • Literacies First: Improve literacies of students through reading at critical points along the educational pathway as identified by professional educators.
  • Quality Teaching: Increase opportunities for teachers and administrators to participate in high quality professional development and certification programs.
  • Learning Support: Increase resources and rewards for teachers who develop innovative and enriching approaches to helping students learn.
  • Engagement: Increase business and community participation with the schools.

The Foundation’s 21 member board of directors is committed to public education and brings both breadth and depth in knowledge and skills from the business community and education sector. The board conveys transparency, accountability and business acumen to the Foundation, which impacts the education programs and initiatives it seeks to support and gives donors confidence in their investments.



Identify, develop and focus community resources to make a meaningful impact on the success of students and teachers of Orange County Public Schools


Support Orange County Public Schools by connecting schools with the community and by providing financial and other resources for learning enhancement


 Value public education
Act with integrity
Be trustworthy
Be fiscally responsible stewards
Act collaboratively
Engage and inform