Our families need your support now, more than ever.
At Aspire, we have been working diligently to adapt to the COVID-19 crisis in order to support our 17,000+ scholars in the Bay Area, the Central Valley, Los Angeles, and Memphis, TN. In order to better support our families during this time, Aspire has launched the COVID-19 Family Relief Fund. As of July 2020, we’ve raised over $1,000,000 and have placed over 10,000 computers into the homes of our scholars. We couldn’t have done this without you, and we still have a long way to go.
With your support, we could reach our goal of raising $2M to support families impacted by this pandemic. Please consider donating today.
Every gift counts. A gift of $250 will allow us to provide aid for food and household necessities for a family. $1,000 allows us to get one more laptop and WiFi hotspot into the hands and homes of a scholar.
Your donation today will directly fund:
- Chromebooks for every scholar so they can continue their learning and not fall behind
- WiFi hotspots for families that cannot afford Internet access
- Direct aid for food and household necessities to families that need help making ends meet
If you would like to donate to Aspire’s general Impact fund, please click here.
Other Ways to Donate:
Regular Mail Donations:
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Aspire Public Schools Foundation
1001 22nd Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606
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Aspire’s Financial Model
Charter Schools are public schools, and we receive both state and federal funding primarily on a per-pupil basis in order to operate.
As charter schools, we do not have access to the same facilities or facilities funding as do traditional public schools. Therefore, we have to pay for our facility costs out of our general operating funds.
100% of fully-enrolled Aspire schools are “financially sustainable” on the public dollar, meaning they require no philanthropic supplement to their public funding in order to operate.
Aspire operates both a Home Office in Oakland and Regional Offices in order to provide critical, scalable supports to all 40 schools simultaneously–across instructional program design, college initiatives, teammate effectiveness, technology, human resources, facilities, operations, finance, fundraising, and more. 13% of Aspire’s public funding is allocated to Home and Regional Office operations.
Our success would not be possible without the generous financial donations of individuals and foundations.
To fulfill our mission and prepare our students for college, we need your help. As a not-for-profit 501c(3) organization, contributions to Aspire Public Schools Foundation are tax deductible. Donations can be made directly to Aspire classrooms or to Aspire Public Schools Foundation as an organization. Gifts of any size can make a difference. You can impact the lives of thousands of school children by making a donation.
Meet the Foundation Team
THANK YOU TO OUR FY20 SUPPORTERS
One of the keys to creating change in public schools is the support of generous donors. Aspire Public Schools Foundation would like to thank all who donate their time, energy, services and financial support to make College for Certain a reality for our scholars, including:
Charter School Growth Fund
Silicon Schools Fund
Beth and Michael Hunkapiller
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Leslie and George Hume
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Patty Quillin and Reed Hastings
Richard and Theresa Crocker
Steven Merrill and Katie Budge
The Big D Foundation
The Green Foundation
Tipping Point Community
DIRECTORS: $10,000 – $99,999
Charles and Karen Couric
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Families in Action for Quality Education
Irene S. Scully Family Foundation
Jim and Bonnie Quigley
Jonathan and Kimberly Garfinkel
Joseph Drown Foundation
Joyce and Robert Wisner
Kay Hong and Jamie MacQuarrie
Ken and Kathy Hao
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Lene and Steve Joy
Rogers Family Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Warren Felson and Lucy Sun
Warriors Community Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
William Zimmerman Family Foundation
ACHIEVERS: $1,001 – $9,999
Brian and Molly Auld
Chian Gong and Adrian Graham
Ed and Nancy Conner
Jerome and Mary Vascellaro
Kathleen and Richard Hoertkorn
Kathryn and Jon Goulding
Kevin and Allison Leslie
Mr. Robert Lister
Oakland Public Education Fund
Paritosh and Nisha Somani
Parul and Ahutosh Somani
Phyllis and Fritz Grupe
Sean and Alisha Griffey
Stifel, Nicolaus, and Company
Ultimate Software Group, Inc.
FRIENDS: Up to $1,000
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Burnham Benefits Insurance Services
Elise and Sayed Darwish
Felicity B Taubman
Gordon and Tina Strause
Law Office of Young, Minney & Corr, LLP
Max and Melissa Polaner
NewSchools Venture Fund
Peter Paul Masigan
Pooneet & Aditi Goel
Sean and Loran Loosli
Sir or Madam
A Special Thank You to The Chamberlin Family Foundation for Contributing to Aspire in Other Significant Ways