The Charter 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 $9 million in assets, consisting primarily of the school’s new 20-acre campus located at 1111 Hwy 116 N in Sebastopol, CA.
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 2020-2021, 90% of school families collectively pledged over $265,000 to the Foundation.
The Foundation is overseen and directed by a four-member Board of Directors, which oversees its finances, fundraising, and building maintenance. The Board maintains close cooperation with the School Board and administration.
The Foundation is operated by 2 employees – Administrative Director Essie Bishop, and Community Engagement and Development Director Jill Bottomley.
The Foundation has committed to grant 100% of its revenue, net of operating expenses, to the School to be used as the School sees fit. In years that the school has been able to rely on its reserves instead, the Foundation has committed all of its revenue to saving, securing, constructing or enhancing the school’s new campus.
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