Your Donation Equals Student Success.

Over 18,000 Coats & Sweaters distributed to Central Unified Students

To date $112,500 in scholarships have been awarded

Over $250,000 in grants for teachers & Students

How Funds are Raised.

Each year the Foundation hosts fundraising events, Scholarship Awards and The Annual State of the District. These events generate approximately $90,000 annually to directly support scholarships, pillar and teacher grants. In 2021, the Foundation for Central Schools was accepted as a beneficiary of the Granville Home of Hope. This year’s ticket sales brought in $83,000. Granville Home of Hope helps sustain and grow the annual Warm For Winter event, which includes the distribution of Coats, Sweaters and School Clothing. In 2022, the Foundation announced its annual Charity Golf Tournament to support the growth of the High School Enrichment Textbook Grants. In its inaugural year the event raised $13,000. Additionally, the Foundation participates in two annual “Giving” Campaigns, one specifically for Central Employees and the other for the community of Central Unified. Central Employee donations have rapidly increased in the last year and now account for nearly $26,000 in donations annually. These contributions help grow Classroom Project Grants and School Club Grants. Community Members, Businesses and Staff are also encouraged to give during, “Giving Tuesday”. Giving Tuesday is the national day of giving, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  This past winter, the Foundation raised $78,000 which directly benefited the Holiday Joy Food Drive, DREAMer Scholarship Endowment, and the D1 Central Unified Gift Giving Event. Fundraising, giving campaigns and in-kind support has doubled the Foundations footprint in the last three years.

Are You A CUSD Employee?

It is our hope C.U.S.D. employees will consider making a monthly donation. Currently 358 trict Employees support the Foundation through monthly payroll contributions. Their tremendous support is greatly appreciated and recognized! 

Bid, Buy, Donate! 2023 Scholarship Awards Virtual Auction. Ends 1 P.M., April 29th.

Featured Silent Auction Items

Mother’s Day “Gold” Getaway

Beachfront Resort in Los Cabos

Adele “Hello” Music Sheet

Foundation For Central Schools Golf Tournament June 3, 2023

2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Become a sponsor or register your foursome! See you on the green June 3rd at Riverside Golf Course. Breakfast burritos, beverages, awards, and lots of fun. Don’t miss out. Early Bird Registration Extended until May 19th

Ways To Give Now.

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global initiative to encourage community engagement with a local non profit. Together we can make a difference. We thank you for considering a tax-free donation to #Foundation4Central.

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Make Payable To: Foundation For Central Schools

4605 N. Polk Ave| Fresno, CA 93722