Allocation of Funds
We provide financial support for the Portola Valley School District in order to provide and maintain consistently high quality educational opportunities for the two schools in our District, Ormondale Elementary and Corte Madera School.
General Fund Contributions
The Foundation is not a directed giving organization. Instead, the Foundation gifts money to the District’s General Fund each year and the District is tasked with deciding how the money will be spent. The Foundation is in close contact with the District throughout the year to oversee how funds are used. Supplemental funds in the General Fund are used by the District to finance key programs and services that have been cut from many Districts in California due to lack of funding.
The Endowment fund enables our teachers and district to experiment with ways to improve curriculum by funding pilot projects.
Every other year the Foundation holds a fundraiser party to further supplement the District’s general fund a special project called Fund-A-Need. The special project is identified in partnership with District leaders.