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The San Carlos Educational Foundation (SCEF) is a parent-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises money to support San Carlos public schools.
Thanks to parent, business and community support, we are proud to be able to contribute to programs that ensure a well-rounded education for all students.
SCEF is providing over $3.1 million in grants to support all San Carlos public school programs thanks to the generosity of our San Carlos community.
Funds raised last year will support:
  • Teachers to ensure smaller K-3 class sizes
  • Counselors
  • Librarians
  • Technology associates
  • P.E.
  • Devices including Chromebooks and iPads
  • Professional development and materials for the new science curriculum, Next Generation Science Standards 
  • Middle school elective teachers, including for band and orchestra
  • School site principal funds
Donate to our Annual Fund

The largest share of our grant to the school district comes from our Annual Fund. We ask that each family give a gift of $1,500 per child to the Annual Fund to ensure that our quality programs can continue. You can make a one-time donation or take advantage of our monthly payment plan. We also encourage stock gifts, and take cash and credit card payments. All donations are tax deductible. For more information or to make a donation, go to

Take Advantage of Workplace Giving Programs
Many generous companies across the Bay Area match employees charitable giving. Please check with your HR department to see if your company does. It is free money to support our schools and our kids!

Come to Our Events
SCEF usually sponsors many fun and exciting events throughout the year. Due to the pandemic we are shifting our event programming to include virtual activities. Check out the SCEF website to learn more as events are planned this year.

For more information or to make a donation, go to

For information about the PTA and how PTA fundraising is different from SCEF fundraising, see our Fundraising page.