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How Do Budget Cuts Affect BRSSD?

Board member Grete Fry does a great job explaining why donations to SchoolForce are more important than ever.

“Today, this was the [San Francisco Chronicle] headline, ‘State budget a blow to schools.’ The district is about to lose 3 and ½ million dollars. And we’ve already cut just about everything that can be cut. So now it’s up to you, and me and everybody else around to realize that our property values are dependent on good quality schools and that we’re not going to have a decent education for our kids if we depend solely on the amount of money that comes from Sacramento.”

Please donate by June 30th to support our students for the 2020-2021 school year. THANK YOU!

SchoolForce Annual Event & Gala

SchoolForce Annual Event & Gala

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Virtual Gala and Live Auction and the Online Auctions! We raised almost $170,000 from the events!
Reading Power a Great Success!

Reading Power a Great Success!

The 16th Annual Reading Power is a wrap. Thank you to all who read around the world to raise money to fund teachers and staff at every school!

Over the two weeks of the read-a-thon, 2,935,716 minutes were read by all the participants. Just over $467,000 was raised by our readers with $100,000 in corporate matching!!!

Thank you to all who participated to make this another record breaking year. It is YOUR participation that funds valuable staff at EVERY SCHOOL which benefit EVERY student!

End of Year Tax Summary

End of Year Tax Summary

End of Year Tax Summaries will be sent out before the end of January. You can also get your summary online anytime. Questions? Learn More
I 💙 SchoolForce Day

I 💙 SchoolForce Day

Wednesday, November 20th is I 💙 SchoolForce Day, the kickoff to our fundraising season. Starting with a little fun at each of our schools. Watch for the fun, and more great information about how SchoolForce donations make so much possible in BRSSD Schools!
SchoolForce Innovation Grants

SchoolForce Innovation Grants

BRSSD staff can apply for SchoolForce Innovation Grants between September 15th and 30th. Innovation Grants are available for all grades in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District (BRSSD). Along with individual grants, we offer collaborative grants! This is a competitive grant program designed to provide funds for the most innovative, educational and developmental activities created by BRSSD staff. The SFIG program is designed to encourage and foster: enhanced learning for students, and/or innovation in technology and the educational experience.

See the SF Innovation Grant page for more details, and to see previous grants!

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 goal is to raise $2 million this school year to make a difference for the students in all of our BRSSD schools. We ask you to:

  • Make your donation of $1500+ per student (or as much as you can afford) . It's easy to donate one time or, if preferred, monthly ($125/month/student). Be sure to take advantage of corporate matching if applicable!
  • Contact your SchoolForce school chairperson to get involved and volunteer!
Save the Music - Thank you!

Save the Music - Thank you!

MANY THANKS go to the (literally) hundreds of volunteers and community members who came to support education in Belmont-Redwood Shores schools at SchoolForce's Save the Music yesterday! You are very much appreciated! Also, thank you to Jeff Bartee Photography for the fantastic photos.
THANK YOU!  We did it!

THANK YOU! We did it!

Many thanks to all of our donors for helping SchoolForce reach our fundraising goal in the 2018-2019 fundraising period!

The students of BRSSD schools appreciate and benefit from your contributions every day!

Who we are
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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?
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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
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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...