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Will you make College for Certain a reality for our students?

Aspire relies on the hard work and help of many people to maintain high-performing schools. At Aspire, we are changing the odds for our students. Through our College for Certain mission, we’re helping our students create life opportunities for themselves, their families and their communities.

Give the gift of College for Certain by donating online today!

Other Ways to Donate:

Regular Mail Donations:
Prefer to send a check? Please mail your contribution to us at:

Aspire Public Schools Foundation
1001 22nd Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606

Stock Transfers:
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For questions on processing a gift, please contact or call 510-434-5052.

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Aspire’s Financial Model


Aspire's Financial Model - IconsCharter 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.


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:

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