The Learning Communities Foundation works in partnership with Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) to help ensure educational success for every child.

PSESD serves school districts, early learning programs, and charter and private schools in King and Pierce counties and Bainbridge Island. Across the ESD region, the learning success of more then 400,000 preK-12 students are at stake.


We believe in children, regardless of race, ethnicity, income, zip code, or home circumstance, having access to quality education. 

We believe early childhood learning experiences lay the foundation for a child’s future academic success. 

We believe children’s health and physical well-being, along with the development of cognitive, communication and social-emotional skills, are influenced by the quality of early education.

We believe investments in education are investments that yield resources of talent that sustain our communities.

The Learning Communities Foundation works with PSESD to determine priorities for funds raised by the Foundation and how investments made will best addresses our mutual goal of eliminating the opportunity gap. 

The Foundation’s principal work is raising funds for the support of PSESD’s programs. Our current flagship program is Educare Seattle.  We are committed to growing a public-private partnership to sustain Educare Seattle’s high–quality standards and its nationally recognized model for early education. We also work to secure contributions and grants for PSESD’s Family Emergency fund and funds to assist the Foundation in meeting general operating expenses.


The Learning Communities Foundation utilizes efforts in fundraising, and are continually looking for grants, corporate partners, and local donors who believe in education.

When you partner with the Learning Communities Foundation, you are enriching the quality of education programs serving preK-12 grade children and helping ensure that every child, regardless of circumstance, has access to quality education programs.  Sustainable funding for early learning and public schools is a must if we are to close the opportunity gap. For more information, please contact