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Dive Into Reading

Reading Power starts January 18th!

The 15th Annual SchoolForce Reading Power Read-a-thon starts now! Enjoy two weeks of fun, fun, fun, and reading, reading, reading..... from January 18th to February 1st.

Why is Reading Power important to my student? and to my school? Reading Power fosters the love of reading, and raises money for Belmont-Redwood Shores Schools. Money raised during Reading Power benefits ALL students in our school district by supporting librarians, reading specialists, science, technology, music, art and many other programs. Reading Power is SchoolForce's largest fundraising event of the year. In 2018, students read over 2.6 million minutes, and raised $400,000 for their schools during Reading Power!

We thank you for your family's participation in Reading Power! Additional Details and Reading Power Forms

Thank You!

Fundraising is off to a Great Start!

WOW!!! THANK YOU! Between I đź’™SchoolForce Day and #GIVINGTuesday we have raised over $75,000... and we're on track to total $100,000 for the month with matching and pending donations!!!

Your generous donation help to Power Exceptional Education for EVERY student at EVERY school in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. THANK YOU!

I Love SchoolForce

I Love SchoolForce Day

On Wednesday November 14th, we are kicking off SchoolForce’s fundraising year with I 💙 SchoolForce Day – and a silly mustache giveaway. Because we “Must Ask” for your support.

Why SchoolForce? - Most of you don’t realize that BRSSD is a district that loses out in California’s public school funding model. We get bare-minimum dollars per student - the lowest in all of San Mateo County, and we rank among the least-funded in the state.

In order to give your kids the education they deserve, and provide teachers with necessary resources, we depend on a robust education foundation with the engagement of all families. Because every single student in our district benefits from SchoolForce.

Annual Giving Campaign

Annual Giving Campaign

SchoolForce, your district's educational foundation, is more important than ever, providing the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District a supplemental fund to carry forward library staffing, music specialists, science specialists and reading specialists! SchoolForce's Annual Giving Campaign kicks off in November, though we gladly accept donations throughout the school year. SchoolForce's goal will be to raise $2 million this 2018-19 year to make a difference for the students in all of our BRSSD schools. We ask you to:

  • Make your annual donation of $1500 per student (or as much as you can afford) by June 30th. Annual donations include all sources of giving, including corporate match, and may be spread across monthly payments.
  • Contact your SchoolForce school chairperson to get involved and volunteer!
SchoolForce Innovation Grants

SchoolForce Innovation Grants

More than $50k in SchoolForce Innovation grants, for Fall 2018, have been awarded. BRSSD staff members (individuals or in a small group) can apply for grants of up to $500 per person to inspire, facilitate and empower staff to develop new and exciting.

Learn more about SchoolForce Innovation Grants!

MANY THANKS to all who donated to SchoolForce


MANY THANKS to all who donated to SchoolForce by June 30th 2018! SchoolForce reached its $2M fundraising goal for the first time ever in the 2017-2018 season!

We are so appreciative of all of our community members who have made quality education in Belmont-Redwood Shores public schools a priority. Your donations help bridge the gap, by funding staff and programs in our schools including literacy, technology, music, science, art, sports, innovation grants and more. Let's do it again this year!

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...