The Forster Ranch Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation focused on raising funds for Truman Benedict Elementary and Bernice Ayer Middle Schools. With our non-profit status, the by-laws for the foundation allow for greater flexibility and future planning. As with PTA, the Foundation is made up of parent volunteers who are passionate about enhancing our children’s education. The Foundation works together with the PTA and the Principals of each school to asses major shortfalls in the school’s budget and the needs of the facilities and the students. It helps provide programs and items that would otherwise go unfunded. It helps to provide for the best possible education for our children. The Foundation is a special and unique way to raise funds for our school. The Forster Ranch Education Foundation has a five person board that votes. A formal grant process is in place to identify the program or items needed. Teachers submit grants to the board with supporting information. The grant is voted on and requires a majority vote to pass. Once the grant is voted on, the item is funded or denied.