FOMA - Friends Of the Math Academy

Friends of the Math Academy (FOMA) is our volunteer parent-led fundraising organization supporting our Math Academy students and faculty. FOMA is a non-profit organization designated 501(c)(3) by the IRS and our donors can deduct contributions they make under IRC Section 170. In collaboration with our faculty and administration, FOMA ensures that it has the revenue needed to continually provide vital programs and technology for students and faculty not budgeted for by LAUSD.  These programs include:

  • Providing technology to the classrooms, including computers, iPads, and audio/visual technology such as Smart Boards and Televisions.

  • Educational Field Trips (such as Pali Institute, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, and Historical Walking Tour of Downtown LA).

  • Other special educational events such as Impact Canine Solutions drug awareness seminars to provide drug prevention through education.

  • Funding for Teacher educational enrichment conferences.

  • Supplies for the classroom

  • Special Events

To fund these programs, FOMA coordinates a few fundraising events each year.  Starting in August with the Annual Giving campaign, FOMA invites you to be a Friend and help reach 100% participation (see below). FOMA is a non-profit Private Foundation designated 501(c)(3) by the IRS and our donors can deduct contributions they make under IRC Section 170.


Monthly Board Meetings are open to everyone and take place at 7:00 pm on the first Thursday of most months in the Library. Our Board Meeting schedule is:

  • August 22nd

  • September 4th (Mandatory Meeting with Students and at least One Parent)

  • October 3rd

  • November 7th

  • December 5th

  • January 16th

  • March 5th

  • April 16th

  • May 14th

Your Participation Makes a Difference!
  • Math Academy needs your support to be successful

  • 100% of your time & financial support directly benefit the kids

  • More involved in your child’s school life (teachers, friends, and activities)    

  • Middle school is your last opportunity to participate without your child resisting before high school

  • Creates a parent network where you can ask questions and understand the expectations of middle school and prepare for the high school application process

  • Builds a community atmosphere

  • Great way to build your family resume for high school admissions

  • You’ve opened the door to the Math Academy through your application; getting involved is the key to success

IT’S REALLY EASY TO DONATE - Checks, PayPal and Venmo accepted

Please include your child's name and current grade level in the notes or memo line of your donation. Choose your payment method:

1. Donate by Check. Please make checks payable to FOMA and can be mailed to:


P.O. Box 5066

Sherman Oaks 91413

2. Donate with PayPal. 

3. Donate with Venmo.

Payments to: Friends of Math Academy Millikan Middle School

4. Donate or pledge at any FOMA meeting.