About Us

The Foundation is a non-profit corporation formed in 1999 to raise money for the creation and ongoing support of Sebastopol Charter School. The Foundation currently holds $8 million in assets, consisting primarily of the downtown Sebastopol campus, and the school’s new 20-acre Hurlbut campus under construction.

The funding for the Foundation comes principally from the pledge donations of our school families, along with various fundraising programs and events throughout the year. In school year 20016-2017, 98% of school families collectively pledged over $286,000 to the Foundation.

The Foundation is managed by a six-member Board of Directors, which oversees its finances, fundraising, building maintenance and retail leasing. The Board maintains close cooperation with the School Board and administration.

The Foundation has historically committed to grant half of its revenue, net of operating expenses, to the School to be used as the School sees fit.  In recent years, the school has relied on its reserves instead, enabling the Foundation to commit all its revenue to undertaking construction of the school’s new campus.