Educational Support Fund

What is the Educational Support Fund (Ed Fund)?

The Foothill Educational Support Fund is the Parent Faculty Association's
primary source
of funds to bridge the gap between public funding and the current, true cost of the full educational experience we all want for our students at Foothill Middle School.

The Foothill Ed Fund picks up the tab for programs and staff positions that would be unavailable to our students through public funding alone.

Every student benefits from the Foothill Educational Support Fund and 100% of your Ed Fund donation goes back into the school.  

Your 2017-18 PFA Ed Fund contributions will help to provide:

    • Reduced math and science class sizes in all grades
    • School-wide technology upgrades
    • Lunchtime library access for students
    • Computer lab instructional assistant
    • Crossing Guards 
    • Technology support for students and faculty

Ed Fund donations in recent years have also funded new tables and chairs in classrooms, startup supply costs for our 8th graders' Civil War Day experience, lunchtime seating in the Quad and Multi-Use room, emergency preparedness backpacks and class supplies, microscopes, LCD projectors and more.

How can I donate to the Ed Fund?  

  • Make a one-time donation online. 

  • Split your Ed Fund donation into 10, smaller payments billed to your credit card on a monthly basis from September-June.                 Split Your Donation Into 10 Smaller Monthly Payments!

  • Contribute by check or cash using the Ed Fund Donation Form available here, or in the School Office. Completed forms can be dropped off at the School Office or mailed to Foothill PFA Ed Fund, 2775 Cedro Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598.  
  •  NOTE: all contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law.


Give what you can. Our goal is 100% participation and every dollar makes a difference! 

We know every family situation is different so the goal of Ed Fund is to achieve 100% participation regardless of the dollar amount.  No amount is too small, and every dollar makes a difference for our school.  Now more than ever, during these times of budget constraints in education, we need the support of every family in order to sustain the level of excellence expected for our children.


Corporate Matching Program


Double Your Donation with Corporate Matching!


Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your employer has a corporate matching program, your Ed Fund donation is eligible for a match. This effectively doubles the amount of your donation!


To get the ball rolling, the employee submits a request to the employer, indicating the date and the amount of your donation, the name of the recipient organization ("Foothill Parent-Faculty Association") and our Tax ID number 68-0015686. (Most employers now have corporate matching forms online, so no paperwork is needed.) 


Your company will then contact us to verify the donation and send a check.  If you are unsure about your company's policy, search for “matching gifts” on your company intranet, or contact your HR department.  


 

It only takes a minute to submit a matching request and it makes a really big difference for our school. The information you will need is simply: 

  • Our name—"Foothill Parent-Faculty Association" (not "Foothill Middle School")
  • Our address—2775 Cedro Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 
  • Our tax ID number— 68-0015686
  • The date and amount of your gift 

It’s that easy!  The Matching Funds Program runs all year long!

Feel free to email us at if you have any questions. 


Anna Halverson 

2017-2018 Ed Fund Chair

 

Corporations that have supported Foothill in the past include: 


Travelers, Thompson Reuters, Northrup Grummond, Standard Insurance, Arch MI, Workday, Apple, Medtronic, Aetna, Adobe, Chevron, Wells Fargo, Kaiser, BlackRock, Clorox, McKesson, PG&E, Amex, Bank of the West, Bank of America, Charles Schwab, GAP, Macy's, Verizon, Visa, Google and Salesforce.


 If your employer is not listed above, they may still MATCH your donation.