Manheim Township Educational Foundation provides resources to educators, administrators and students and school-related groups for innovative educational programs.  MTEF grants support the “aha moments” – inspirations, insights, and ideas – that take learning experiences to the next level.  Projects increase engagement, differentiate instruction, encourage collaboration, integrate disciplines, connect curriculum to real life and elevate education across the district.

Benefiting thousands of students annually, MTEF-funded projects align with the Manheim Township School District’s comprehensive plan and mission to nurture and challenge for success. Your support of MTEF enables us to fund innovations at every grade level as we strive to create an exceptional educational experience for all students.


There are many ways to make a gift to MTEF. Give online or mail your check at any time. We also offer special giving opportunities throughout the year including event sponsorship, Thank a Teacher, and the Lancaster County Community Foundation’s ExtraGive. The Educational Improvement Tax Credit affords significant benefits to approved businesses and to MTEF.  Endowments create an enduring legacy.  We are happy to help you determine the best way to make your contribution.

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MTEF Community Partners

Through MTEF Community Partners, advertising opportunities are available on the Manheim Township campus, including the stadium, arena and multipurpose fields. MTEF Community Partners advertising is a great value for your business, and your purchase of signage directly benefits students in the form of grants awarded from MTEF for innovative educational programs.

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Tower Garden Exploration

Through a hands-on experience with vertical farming taught in their science curriculum, students gain a deeper understanding of where their food comes from as they plant seeds, observe growth, harvest -- and eat! -- lettuce grown in a Tower Garden.

4 LED Indoor Grow Lights

61 First Graders

It was so nice to be able to give students a practical connection between the curriculum and the real world. During our unit, students actually learn about the inventor of the Tower Garden. What a cool experience for them to be able to work with one in their own school!

Angeline Bertuola, Schaeffer Elementary

2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Manheim Township Alumni Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 Distinguished…

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2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Manheim Township Alumni Association is proud to announce the recipients of its Distinguished Alumni…

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Middle School’s Collaborative Mural Unveiled

Congratulations to music teacher Mrs. Rachel Swank, art teacher Mrs. Lauren Michaud, artist-in-residence Melinda Steffy…

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