The Charter Foundation

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 $8 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 20017-2018, 94% of school families collectively pledged over $298,000 to the Foundation.

The Foundation is overseen and directed by a seven-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 – Charter Foundation Manager Essie Bishop, and Community Engagement and Development Manager Jill Bottomley.

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.

Contact The Charter Foundation at:

(707) 824-8430
PO Box 1260, Sebastopol, CA 95473-1260
1111 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol CA 95472
[email protected]
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Our 501(c)3 Federal Tax ID is 94-3314538