Why Support Us?
The school children of Los Alamos are our future, and the LAPS Foundation needs your help. Unlike surrounding communities, Los Alamos does not qualify for much Federal funding, and what it does receive is earmarked for specific programs. So, our schools must rely on State funding, however New Mexico’s State Equalization Guarantee (SEG) severely limits the funds that Los Alamos Public Schools receive to cover operating costs. The majority (87%) pays for salaries and benefits, 10% covers insurance, utilities, supplies and other operating costs, and only 3% is left for targeted programs. However, it’s these targeted programs that make it possible to have innovation in education and enable our students to really excel. That is where the LAPS Foundation can have a tremendous impact on our children’s education and future. The LAPS Foundation has facilitated the infusion of more than $1 million into Los Alamos schools since 2005. With your donation, the Foundation can continue this support and do more. Donate now.