The mission of the Santa Clara Schools Foundation is to enhance the quality of education for all students in the Santa Clara Unified School District by providing a source of funds for educational projects, equipment, and programs which directly benefit the students.
We are inspired by the creativity and innovation we see in our public school classrooms. Whether it be through the arts, music, health centers, gardens, or STEAM programs we support, we are creating a better future for our students and for our community.
The foundation focuses on programs that fall under five categories:
Five Focus Areas
Students who are Socioeconomically-Disadvantaged
Interventions at the school and community level are critical given significant education gaps by social class. Cooperation between schools, parents, and the community is one of the keys to closing achievement gaps.
Students in special education
Supporting special education programs provides meaningful, purposeful, and fulfilling educational opportunities that help our special education students develop to reach their highest potential.
Cooperation between schools, parents, and the community is one of the keys to closing achievement gaps in our underrepresented students.
Student engagement in environmental stewardship and education
Supporting programs that bring nature into the classroom or programs that take our students out to learn helps our students appreciate our environment and brings many benefits for students, educators, and communities.
Student access to STEAM education and project-based learning (PBL)
Introducing STEAM knowledge to students helps them develop creativity and critical thinking and helps them learn to solve problems. Project-Based Learning brings real-life context and technology to our students encouraging them to become independent workers and critical thinkers.