Supporting Waldorf Inspired Education

The Charter Foundation is the fundraising organization for Sebastopol Charter School, a public charter school in Sebastopol, California. Established by the school’s founders in 1996, the Foundation is charged with the mission of establishing and supporting a permanent, Waldorf-inspired Charter school. Since that time the Charter Foundation has provided facilities for the School, bolstered teacher salaries and student programming, while also saving for the eventual acquisition of a unified school site.

The primary fundraising vehicle of the Foundation is the parent Pledge Program. The Foundation also manages a series of other fundraising events throughout the year, including the May Online Auction and Annual Gala, and electronic Scrip programs.

The Charter Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

The Charter Foundation is now hiring a Community Engagement and Development Manager

The Charter Foundation is searching for a dynamic, inspiring and bold Community Engagement and Development Manager to lead the Foundation’s development and parent involvement efforts during an exciting time of growth.

As the dream of purchasing and moving to a permanent, unified campus location on 20 acres becomes reality this Fall, the need for a united and coordinated development plan for the Foundation is essential to the school’s future success. The Charter Foundation seeks an experienced community builder, skilled volunteer organizer, charismatic leader, proven relationship builder, and excellent project manager to meet the new and exciting needs of the Foundation in support of this next phase of the school’s development.

The Community Engagement and Development Manager will be primarily responsible for inspiring, generating, and coordinating support for all of the Foundation’s fundraising and community building efforts both within the parent body, and in connection with the larger community beyond the school. This position reports directly to the Charter Foundation Board, while working in close coordination, and ongoing daily partnership with school leadership, faculty and parent volunteers.

More information and details on this position are available here.

2017 Accountant’s Review Available

The outside accountant’s review of the Foundation’s fiscal year 2017’s financial records and management has been completed by the independent auditors Gorason & Associates and is now available for download. As with prior year’s review, the review found no issues or items of concern.

Previous Articles

2016 Community Meeting Presentation

2018 Community Auction

The Community Auction was a wonderful success!

The Charter Foundation is very grateful to all of our friends and families that supported and participated in our Community Online Auction. Thanks to our parent and volunteer body, we were able to auction off a wonderful selection of fun, high quality items at great prices that raised nearly $30,000 for Sebastopol Charter School! Thank you!!

Learn more about our annual auction here.


Supporting Our School

You can make your regular pledge, or a one-time contribution, through our secure PayPal account. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

Fall Pledge Drive

Our goal is to reach 100% school-wide participation by December 31st. You can make it happen! We all can. If you haven’t already, please take action now to return your pledge form with your first donation as soon as you can.