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Aspire Public Schools Foundation
To fulfill our mission and prepare our students for college, career, and a fulfilling future, we need your help. Gifts of any size make a difference. As a not-for-profit 501c(3) organization, contributions to Aspire Public Schools Foundation are tax-deductible.

Other Ways to Donate

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

Aspire Public Schools Foundation
1001 22nd Avenue, Ste 100
Oakland, CA 94606

Stock Transfers & Gift Processing:
To donate or transfer stock to Aspire Public Schools Foundation, or for questions on processing a gift, please contact Mari Bennett.

Donate via a Donor-Advised Fund:
If you would like to donate directly from your donor-advised fund, please click here.

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 36 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.

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