Want to support us?
Your donation will help fund programs and events across Central Unified Schools and will help our Foundation grow! Your donation will go to support the following programs, and more:
- Summer Reading Program
- New Teacher Grants
- Classroom Project Grants
- Ag Day and FFA Programs Peach Blossom Festival
- Young Authors’ Faire History Day Spelling Bee
- STEM Events: Science Fair, Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind, Science Olympiad, & Hour of Code
- San Joaquin Valley Tournament of Bands Music For All Festival
- Dance Festivals and Workshops
- Victory Medals
- Janessa Ramirez Scholarship Fund & the Janessa Ramirez Community Mural
- Coats for Kids
- Holiday Joy Food Drive
- Textbook Grants
Make payable to Foundation for Central Schools and drop it off at the District Office at 5652 W. Gettysburg Ave, Room 11, Fresno, CA 93722.
Or mail to:
Foundation For Central Schools
4605 North Polk Ave,
Fresno, CA 93722
Are You A CUSD Employee?
It is our hope C.U.S.D. employees will consider making a monthly donation. Currently 378 Central Unified Employees support the Foundation through payroll monthly contributions. Their tremendous support is greatly appreciated and recognized!
How Does The Foundation Raise Money?
Each year the Foundation hosts two major fundraising events, the Janessa Ramirez Scholarship Awards and State of the District. These two events bring in approximately $55,000 annually. Additionally, the Foundation encourages the employees of Central Unified to become a monthly employee donor. Employee donations have rapidly increased in the last year and now account for nearly $23,000 in donations annually. In 2021, the Foundation for Central Schools was accepted as a beneficiary of the Granville Home of Hope. Through this new partnership the Foundation is able to benefit from 100% of their ticket sales. The Granville Home of Hope is projected to gross $45,000 in late Fall of 2021. Supporters are also encouraged to give during “Giving Tuesday”. In 2020 the Foundation launched their initiative and raised nearly $7,000. Funds raised during “Giving Tuesday” directly benefit the Holiday Joy Food Drive in December.