Mars Planet Foundation was founded in 2009​ as a non-profit, tax exempt corporation that will serve to develop, promote and finance educational programs, activities and projects within the Mars Area School District.

As a 501(c)(3), which is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization, Mars Planet Foundation will be able to apply for specific grants and other private and public allocations.

Mars Planet Foundation is governed by a nine-member Board or Directors, including three Mars Area School Board members and six community members.

Mars Planet Foundation Board of Directors will approve all major funding decisions, including all fund-raising and allocation of funds. Terms of office for the Foundation Board president, vice president, treasurer and secretary are for one year (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31).

The Foundation Board usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Mars Area School District Administration Office, 545 Route 228, Mars, Pa. 16046. All meetings are listed on the District Calendar.

About Us

  • Academic Banquet - honoring our outstanding Juniors & Seniors
  • Flexible Seating
  • Robotics - Sphero & Humingbird
  • STEAM Escape Room
  • I am going to Kindergarten Orientation
  • Geography Bee
  • Wallops Island  Retreat Workshop
  • Read Across America Story Tellers
  • Create your own Children's Book
  • CMU Robotics Workshop
  • Student Scholarships
  • Veterans Day Program
  • EITC Program


Mars Planet Foundation facilitates the management, selection process and awarding of scholarships.  We host the Annual Academic Banquet where we recognize the outstanding Juniors and Seniors of the Mars Area School District


Mars Planet Foundation helps to provide unique educational opportunities that are not part of the current curriculum. With Teaching  Grants students are able to maximize learning initiatives.

​      ​Enhance

  • Project Based learning initiatives
  • Educational Speakers
  • Leadership Courses
  • Robotics Workshops
  • Offsite Field Analytics
Mars Planet Foundation

Enrich. Enhance. Support.

Supported Projects