Who we are

Established in 2006, the Germantown Education Foundation is an independent, 501(c)3, not-for-profit corporation that raises funds to directly support the public education of children in Germantown, Tennessee. Through grants, projects and initiatives, the foundation helps advance the academic achievement of students by improving the quality of teaching and learning.



Bringing your donations to local classrooms

The Germantown Education Foundation (GEF) has established a program called Treasures for Teachers. Our goal is to match the state funds for each GMSD teacher.


“Dear Germantown Education Foundation Members,  Thank you so much for our Treasures for Teachers gift cards.  We sincerely appreciate your generous gifts which benefit our Dogwood children”  Respectfully, Dogwood Third Grade Teachers


“Thank you for the amazing Knowledge Tree gift card and paper donation!  We are so grateful for all of your hard work to support our classrooms!!!” Diane Perry, Dogwood Teacher


“Thank you so much for your support.  As you know, it is a hard task to keep classrooms and schools going.  You always go far beyond in your help.  Our schools are successful because of the support and generosity of the GEF.  Thanks!” Alicia Breen, Teacher, Houston Middle School


“I’m so excited about all the wonderful things the Germantown Education Foundation is doing for our schools! Pulling all the schools in our district together for family oriented and “fun”draising events is just what we need. Having an organization dedicated to forming these relationships and paring them with the needs of the schools will be extremely valuable and fill in where the PTA’s and other school support organizations may not be able to do.” Amy Jenkins, Proud Riverdale mom and PTA President


“It has been thrilling to see the excitement in the teacher’s faces as they are awarded the STAR Teacher awards and from the students. The students are so proud that they can recognize the teachers they care about while supporting the GEF. This program is a wonderful way to teach the gift of philanthropy and helping others.” Mindy Fischer, former PTA Council President and Proud GMSD Mom.


2022 Grants

March 10, 2022

Photos from the GEF Grants awarded in 2021-2022.

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April 11, 2021
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2021 GMSD Stampede Logo Designer

March 11, 2021

Congrats to Nikki Thomas for creating the winning logo for the 2021 GMSD Stampede!

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2021 Teachers of the Year

March 11, 2021

The Germantown Education Foundation and the Hillton Garden Inn/Home 2 Suites partnered together to hold a ceremony on Monday, March 8, 2021 to honor the Teacher of the Year candidates…

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