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 an extraordinary place for students to learn. 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.
PTO Restaurant Night- First Tuesday of Every Month (see the MiniBulldog/PTO Calendar)
Help raise funds funds for BSFCS by eating out. Local restaurants donate a percent of sales to BSFCS on the designated date.
PTO Gather and Give (Dinner, Dancing, and Auction)
The Gather and Give Event is our biggest event of the year supporting school programs, the Garden, and classroom furniture.
- PTO Online Donation Site-Show your support for Bellevue-Santa Fe PTO by making a donation online. In addition to events, tax-deductible gifts 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-COMING SOON!
- Donations by Mail-Checks (payable to BSFCS PTO or 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.
PTO Annual Carnival
The Annual Spring Carnival is both a tool for raising money and a chance for our school to come together and celebrate our community. Highlights include a barbecue, bounce houses, carnival games and a climbing wall.
Matching Grant Donation
Families may be asked to contribute to match funds for specific grants from local charitable organizations (field trips, arts, the school garden, special assemblies, site improvements, upgrades in computer technology, etc.). Strong participation allows Bellevue-Santa Fe to continue its passionate commitment to excellence and innovation in elementary education.
Matching Gifts from Employers
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 BSFCS.