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CORONADO SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

We Fun What's Cool in School!

aka CSF   |   Coronado, CA   |  www.csfkids.org

Mission

Through community involvement and support, Coronado Schools Foundation raises and manages funds to provide exceptional learning experiences for all Coronado Unified School District students.

Coronado Schools Foundation envisions a public school community that provides students an opportunity to learn, thrive and reach their highest potential today and into their future.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Michelle Gilmore

Main address

201 6th St

Coronado, CA 92118 USA

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EIN

94-2745484

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Through community involvement and support, Coronado Schools Foundation raises and manages funds to provide exceptional learning experiences for Coronado Unified's 3,100 students, K-12. Due to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) that the state of California enacted in 2013, Coronado Unified School District is now funded in the lowest 7% of school districts across the state of California. Why? Simply due to our students' demographics. While nearly 40% are the dependents of a active military personnel, many of them forward deployed, Coronado Unified receives nearly $1,500 less per student from the state in ADA (average daily attendance) funds as compared to neighboring districts, simply due to demographics; not enough students from low socio-economic homes, foster or homeless, or English language learners. Accordingly, the funds returned by generous donations through CSF fuel STEAM-inspired pathways in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Coronado School Site Grants

Throughout the CSF fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th), funds are raised through donor annual giving campaigns, foundation grants, and two major benefit events: the fall Benefit Auction and spring Telethon.

During the school year, funds are returned for specific projects, annual fund-a-need at the Benefit Auction, private donor scholarships for graduating seniors, and designated donations. At the end of the school/fiscal year, the balance is divided equitably among the school sites through Site Program Grants.

Each year, the CSF Board of Directors provides Program Funding Guidelines to Coronado Unified for each campus’ leadership team to follow each spring when developing their site’s Program Funding Grant Request for approval by the CUSD Director of Learning and District Technology Resource Teacher. Once approved, these proposals are submitted to the CSF Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors for review and a formal presentation is made to the Board.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Best Non-Profit 2022

Best of Coronado

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of endowments

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Related Program

Coronado School Site Grants

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total annual endowment values.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Related Program

Coronado School Site Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Amount in dollars of grants awarded to the Coronado Unified School District annually.

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Related Program

Coronado School Site Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As an example: These are the number of students enrolled in Advanced Computer Science at Coronado High School. Advanced Computer Science and Digital Media are funded entirely by CSF.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To raise much-needed funds for our public schools, Coronado Schools Foundation is in it's first year of a 3 year strategic plan with a goal to return $1M annually to Coronado Unified.

Each of the five active committees comprised of board members and staff have specific goals to reach these goals as evidenced in the Strategic Plan as attached.

The Board and Chief Executive Officer have worked diligently to professionalize the board members and staff and have created a team capable of reaching the desired goals as outlined in the strategic plan as attached.

We have reached the financial goal and each committee is working to complete the stated goals on worksheets designed during the strategic planning process.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Students and families in the Coronado Unified School District.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our Strategic Plan was based on feedback from Stakeholders, community members and families in our School District.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We have expanded our support from community members by making transparency a focus in our strategic plan and have seen positive results from surveys.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CORONADO SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 01/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Debbie McBride

NA

Term: 2021 - 2022


Board co-chair

Ms. Katherine Bennet-Little

Marketing Company

Term: 2021 - 2022

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/23/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/23/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.