Fundraising & Donations
As a charter school, Bellevue-Santa Fe is built on a strong foundation of community support and participation. Bellevue families give freely of their time, talents and resources to help us bridge the gap between what our state funding supplies and what it takes to make our school the extraordinary place that it is. Bellevue-Santa Fe relies on the generosity of community members to balance our annual school operating budget and fund our outstanding enrichment programs. We invite you to explore the many ways you can make a direct impact on our school.
Please note: all donations to Bellevue-Santa Fe are 100% tax deductible.
Annual Fall Pledge Drive
Each year, families are asked to contribute to this annual pledge drive, which directly allows us to balance our operating budget and to fund programs including electives courses, field trips, music, the school garden, special assemblies and upgrades in computer technology. Strong participation allows Bellevue-Santa Fe to continue its passionate commitment to excellence and innovation in elementary education.
Annual Spring Auction and Carnival
Bellevue-Santa Fe’s most beloved fundraiser, the Annual Spring Auction is both a tool for raising money and a chance for our school to come together and celebrate our community. For this fundraiser, each family is asked to contribute an item of their choice to the silent auction, while each Forum creates a class project for the spirited live auction. Highlights include a barbeque, bounce houses, carnival games and a climbing wall. The Spring Auction is our biggest event of the year raising over $40,000 in 2008 for school programs.
Bellevue-Santa Fe Legacy Campaign
There are big things in the works for Bellevue Santa-Fe as we embark on our most exciting fundraising effort ever: The Legacy Campaign. Launched in 2009, this ambitious capital campaign was established to raise money in support of Bellevue-Santa Fe’s Campus Renovation Project, which will transform our school into an amazing “green” campus of new and updated buildings, designed to inspire learning and take advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings. Click here to find out more about these plans and our Legacy Campaign.
Show your support for Bellevue-Santa Fe by making a donation online. Tax-deductible gifts to the school may be made in honor of a student’s birthday, graduation or in support of a specific program such as our school garden or computer technology upgrades. Make an online donation now!
Donations by Mail
Checks (payable to BSFCS) are also accepted and may be dropped off or mailed to: Bellevue-Santa Fe Charter School, 1401 San Luis Bay Drive, San Luis Obispo, California 93405.
Many employers match donations made to public schools. If you are interested in having your employer match your donations, please contact us for more info.
Additional Fundraising Opportunities
Bellevue collects Box Tops for Education. Box tops can be added to the donation box in the school office. Online purchases count, too. Please visit the Box Tops site for more information.
eScrip: Several local retailers (Spencer’s Market, Vons and New Frontiers) participate in eScrip. When you sign up and register, a percentage of your purchases comes back to Bellevue. Please visit eScrip for more info.
Choose any eligible K–12 school and Target will donate up to 1% of your REDcard purchases at Target stores in the U.S and at Target.com.
Visit Target online for more info.
Although participation in fundraisers is essential, donations on a smaller level are also greatly appreciated. From art supplies to juggling sticks, go to the forum pages to see each teacher’s “Wish List” outlining additional items they would love to have for their classroom.
If you are interested in making an in-kind donation, providing a service to our school or have any other donation-related questions, please email us.