The Martinez Education Foundation is a community-based partnership of energetic volunteers committed to providing resources to enhance educational opportunities for our children. MEF believes education is both an investment and a priority for the Martinez community.

MEF provides funds for:

  • Fine Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education
  • Vocational Education

October 2017 MEF Month

Congratulations – Martinez City Council declared October 2017 as Martinez Education Foundation Month.  See Proclamation.


In the Fall of 1982, the inability of the Martinez Unified School District to fund an innovative classroom project at the junior high school sparked a search for supplemental funds. The Board of Trustees directed the Superintendent to explore the possibility of establishing an education foundation in Martinez.

A steering committee was formed to look into the feasibility of establishing a foundation to provide funds for various classroom projects. They met monthly, reviewed what other communities were doing, and recommended that an education foundation be formed in Martinez. In August of 1983, the Martinez Education Foundation held its first meeting.

MEF is a separate and independent entity from the Martinez Unified School District. All funds raised by MEF are distributed or invested in the Legacy Fund account at MEF’s sole discretion by a majority vote of the MEF Board of Directors.