The Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation was founded in 1989 to receive and administer monetary gifts that will enhance education in USD 383. The Foundation provides an avenue for citizens, businesses and organizations to contribute financially to the school district whenever they have an interest in doing so.

The Foundation is an independent, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization headed by a Board of Directors that meets to grant awards and decide future direction of the Foundation. The Foundation works with the USD 383 Board of Education, to maintain educational excellence in Manhattan and Ogden public schools.

The Foundation does not fund educational programs that are financed by tax dollars. There is no intent to assume responsibility for the basic support of our schools.

PO Box 191
Manhattan, KS 66505-0191
785.587.2000 or 785.776.9209

Our Mission

The Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation is committed to promoting and supporting opportunities within our district to enhance and enrich the school experience for all children and educators in Manhattan-Ogden USD 383.

Our Goals

Through effective generation and management of our gifts, we seek to encourage and enhance:

  • innovative teaching-learning experiences
  • the reading experience for students at all levels
  • extracurricular educational experiences for students
  • recognition and development of teachers and staff
  • other education efforts as specified by donors

How to Donate

Please contact Jim Morrison at for donation information and opportunities.