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 a site and 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 Taste of West County, and electronic Scrip programs.
The Charter Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
On May 20 the Foundation and School made a joint presentation for the school community, with updates on the financial state of each entity, the status of our new campus project, and reports on fundraising efforts this past year. A PDF of the Spring 2016 Community Meeting presentation is available for download (35 mb).
All of us at Sebastopol Charter encourage our community to support our local businesses that continue to be strong supporters of our school. And yet, there are times when it’s necessary to purchase something online. Now, even when that’s the case, you can still support your local community through the AmazonSmile program. It’s a terrifically simple program in which to participate, and for every purchase you make, Amazon will donate .5% of the price to the Charter Foundation.
All you need is an existing Amazon account and 20 seconds of time. Simply go to smile.amazon.com and choose Charter Foundation as your designated charity. That’s it. Then in the future, simply shop at smile.amazon.com (remember the smile prefix), and the Foundation will benefit from your purchases. Bookmarking that URL will make it even more convenient.
Auction Sets a New Record!
Thanks to our many volunteers and dedicated school community, this year's online auction raised over $33,000, a school record.
Supporting Our School
You can make your regular pledge, or a one-time contribution, through our secure PayPal account. All contributions are greatly appreciated.