WHAT IS ESF?
The Eureka Schools Foundation (ESF) is a nonprofit that supports all the students of the Eureka Union School District. The Foundation was formed by a partnership of parents, community members, and local businesses. ESF has served to bridge the gap between public education funding and what Eureka Union School District students need to truly excel.
An investment in ESF is an investment in:
Junior high athletics, coaches, and equipment
Teacher innovation in the classroom and school-based grants
The reality of public school funding in California is that property taxes are just not enough. The best public schools and school districts are truly a public/private partnership.
According to the California Consortium of Education Foundations communities across California who reap the benefits of a partnership between their education foundation and school district have some of the strongest property values even in real estate market fluctuations. These communities remain strong only with the support of an education foundation such as ESF to help fund programs and teachers.
ESF funds what may be considered “non-essential” by state government, but highly valued and essential by students and parents who are looking toward college and the future workforce.
Visit our Impact page for more information.
WHO RUNS ESF?
ESF is administered by a volunteer board comprised of parents from EUSD schools. The board typically has between 10-15 voting members, with additional parents serving as board members and contributing to our fundraising and information efforts. The district Superintendent and a principal liaison also attend meetings in an advisory capacity. Board meetings are open to the public and parents and other interested persons are encouraged to attend.
Visit the Boardroom and read the strategic plan to learn more.
A public education is free. A good one is not.
HOW CAN FAMILIES GET INVOLVED?
Donate to the ESF Annual Giving Campaign. Your tax-deductible donation will help keep these established programs and curriculum in place for every student!
GO TO EVENTS
Participate and attend ESF fundraising events throughout the year and encourage business contacts and family to do the same!
Volunteer your special talents or business services, computer skills, sales, copying, stuffing, etc. to help with any of the activities. Whatever skills you have, we can use!
PATRONIZE OUR SPONSORS
Patronize local businesses that support ESF.
A Dollar a Day for Enrichment
We understand that budgets are tight. If you’re not able to give at this time, we hope that you volunteer. But if you can give, we’re only asking for $365 per family, per year—that’s only a dollar a day or $30/month. (Yes, you can set up an automatic payment plan!) If the majority of our families donate a dollar a day, we can truly bridge the gap between public funding and vibrant enrichment programs.
Don’t rely on others to do the giving—our kids need YOU!