Supporting Public Waldorf Education

The Charter Foundation is the fundraising organization for Sebastopol Charter School, a Public Waldorf 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, Public Waldorf 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 acquisition and construction of our unified school site.

The primary fundraising vehicle of the Foundation is the parent Pledge Program. The Foundation also manages varying other fundraising events throughout the year.

The Charter Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID # 94-3314538.See you all there!

All About Our Pledge Program

In a record-breaking demonstration of support, Susan Sterns’ 8th grade class is the first to hit the benchmark of 100% pledge participation! In JANUARY!

The Charter Foundation is so happy to celebrate the implications of this, as it expresses the spirit of common educational purpose that will outlive these families attendance at Sebastopol Charter School. This spirit of giving, put quite simply, is the PRIMARY reason SCS continues to thrive. These families are paying it forward, just as the founding families (and the many families thereafter) have continued to do, resourcing what we are able to offer today and what we hope to offer to our future public school students in this special place.

We are also so pleased to highlight that under our new Pledge Incentive Program, the Charter Foundation will be granting 8th grade $500 to be used however the teacher determines is most appropriate for her students’ positive experiences here together.

We are so happy to provide this opportunity for the agency of one of our esteemed faculty members, thanks to her class families’ giving practices. Thank you, 8th grade families, for being such a shining example!

2019 Accountant’s Review Available

The outside accountant’s review of the Foundation’s fiscal year 2019’s financial records and management has been completed by the independent auditors Goranson & Associates and is now available for download. As with prior year’s review, the review found no issues or items of concern, and all financials were found to be in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America..

Amazon Smile: An easy way to support your community when shopping online.

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 and choose Charter Foundation as your designated charity. That’s it. Then in the future, simply shop at (remember the smile prefix), and the Foundation will benefit from your purchases. Bookmarking that URL will make it even more convenient.

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

Pledge Drive

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