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WOW! #GivingTuesday!

Thank you to our BRSSD community for your support on #GivingTuesday! THANK YOU to the many generous donors who gave to SchoolForce on #GIVINGTuesday! We raised just OVER $100,000 in just one day!!! Special thanks to those who donated before 6am yesterday to take advantage of matching dollars from Facebook and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. And thanks to Facebook for waiving credit card fees for the day!
Your donations fund Literacy Programs, Music, Science, Libraries, After School Sports, Technology and more in all BRSSD schools!
Remember, even if you did not participate in this GivingTuesday event, SchoolForce fundraises throughout the school year toward our goal of raising $2 million this 2017-18 year to make a difference for the students in all of our BRSSD schools.


Annual Giving Kicks Off

SchoolForce, your district's educational foundation, is more important than ever, providing BRSSD a supplemental fund to carry forward library staffing, music specialists, science specialists and reading specialists! SchoolForce's Annual Giving campaign begins in November, running through the end of June, to raise money for next school year. We ask you to:
  • Make your annual donation of $1500 per student in November and be entered to win TWO FREE AUCTION TICKETS! (Annual donation includes all sources of giving, including corporate match, and may be spread across monthly payments.)
• Contact your SchoolForce school chairperson to get involved and volunteer!
• Remember SchoolForce on Giving Tuesday, November 28th, and by including us in your charitable donations.


BRSSD - Facing Funding Uncertainty

In early November, town hall meetings where held in the school district to educate families about the Future Funding Uncertainty in Belmont-Redwood Shores Schools.
The Challenge: Our district continues to perform well, but we are facing program cuts in2018 and even greater cuts in 20198. Local revenues have not kept pace with our enrollment growth and BRSSD’s per student funding is now below the already low state average, and this gap continues to grow. This presentation covers enrollment, funding, and best solutions. Click here to see the full presentation and understand the issues behind funding uncertainty in our district.


Thank You - $1.72M Raised for This School Year!!!

MANY MANY thanks to all of the families who donated last year, totaling $1.72 million!!! This will allow SchoolForce to continue to fund vital staff and programs in the 2017–2018 school year.

Since our inception, SchoolForce has enriched our children’s education by funding:
  • Science Specialists
  • School Libraries
  • Music Teachers & Instruments
  • Middle School After-School Sport Programs
  • Reading Specialists
  • Classroom Laptops and Tablets

When we say thank you for your support, SchoolForce speaks for the thousands of students each year who benefit from a well-rounded education made possible by your donations. With each simple "thank you," we hope you will know that your contribution makes a deep and lasting impact on the lives of many, including your own student.

To all our PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE donors – THANK YOU for supporting SchoolForce! YOUR donations make it possible!

Who we are
SchoolForce is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to ensure an exceptional education for the children of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. With your help, we raised money to retain vital programs in our district. Learn more...
Why are these funds needed?
Prop. 13 dramatically changed the way California public schools are financed. Per-pupil spending in California once ranked among the top 5 states in the nation -- today we rank 47th. This adversely impacts our children and our economy. Learn more...
How you can help
Whether you’re a parent, community member, or local business, there are lots of ways to help. Donate, attend a fundraiser, contribute items to our auction, patronize our sponsor businesses, or volunteer your talents! Learn more...