Fiscal Sponsor Programs
The School Alliance provides a non-profit umbrella for a wide-range of community initiatives that enhance the learning and education of our 55,000 students in San Francisco. We are proud to provide a home for the many remarkable people and extraordinary projects that make a difference every day.
Here are brief descriptions of our Fiscal Sponsor Programs, along with links for you to explore more about these organizations.
To make a donation to one of our Fiscal Sponsor Programs, you may make a donation online by following the link to donate under the “Invest” tab of this website, or you may mail or fax in your contribution with this form.
Arts Program at Moscone Elementary
The program’s goals are to promote creativity, discipline, and self-confidence among children and to encourage them to continue in their academic studies.
After School for All
After School for All is a former project the Childcare Planning and Advisory Council (CPAC). The voluntary After School for All Advisory Council is composed of representatives of the school district, city departments, community-based organizations, funders, and parents. The initiative organizes work groups composed of practitioners and leaders in the field to draft policy proposals, program tools and systems-level innovations to enhance access to quality after school and summer programs throughout the city.
Bay Area College Success Network
BACSN is an association of college scholarship and direct service non-profits, policy and advocacy organizations, charter schools, government agencies, university based programs, and foundation providers that focus on ensuring the successful transition of students from high school to college, and provide students with the tools and support that will enable them to successfully persist through college.
Ben Baum Scholarship
A scholarship named in honor of the late Ben Baum that rewards one Lowell High graduate attending UC Berkeley with a $1,000/year for four years.
Founded by public school parents, edMatch challenges corporations and private philanthropists to “match” funds raised in San Francisco’s public schools, then distributes the matching funds to all the City’s 113 schools on a per-student basis.
Education Outside helps to build sustainable garden systems by offering access to resources and educational support for San Francisco public school communities who are working to create outdoor learning environments on school grounds.
Empowering Youth with Disabilities
Beginning in 2007, the EYD project brings junior high and high school students together with adult mentors with disabilities. For a five month duration the adult mentors work in the classroom on skill development and increasing the student’s participation in class activities. These learning relationships benefit both students and mentors.
Jinshan Mandarin Education Council
JMEC’s mission is to support and enrich the Mandarin Immersion program and Mandarin Dual Language Pathway at SFUSD. The program supports the SFUSD program by providing articulation support, teacher support, family/ student support, and cultural experience opportunities.
Plan Ahead is a semester-long college and career readiness course designed to help students map out and achieve their academic, personal and career goals. Taught by trained educators and supported by school counselors, it gives students the insights to make informed decisions about what they want out of life — and how to accomplish it.
Principals of the Arts
Principals of the Arts, part of SFUSD’s Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA), puts the relationship between school leaders and artists at the core of in-school arts programming. The program is a professional development model that exposes school leaders to the arts in San Francisco in order to develop their capacity to champion arts education at their respective school sites.
San Francisco Beacon Initiative
The San Francisco Beacon Initiative supports the work and practices of eight innovative youth and family centers where young people, their families – all community members – can receive academic tutoring, explore career options, and pursue their dreams.
San Francisco Family Support Network
The mission of the San Francisco Family Support Network is to work collectively to achieve quality programs, coordination of resources, and policies that support all San Francisco families.
School Athletic Fund
The School Athletic Fund was created by Don Collins to support the San Francisco Unified School District’s Athletic programs. The School Athletic Fund exists to sustain valuable athletic programs that are jeopardized by limited funding.
The SFUSD Elves program provides focused direct support to San Francisco youth in transition, in particular, homeless youth.
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Transitional Age Youth Initiative (TAY)
Develop recommendations on how San Francisco could improve outcomes for San Francisco’s most vulnerable transitional youth—those ages 16 through 24 who are disconnected from education, employment, and social support systems.
Tule Elk Park Project
Garden project at Tule Elk Child Development Center.
Youth Employment Coalition
The Youth Employment Coalition is an alliance of community-based agencies convened to address youth employment issues in San Francisco.
A project to familiarize students with the election process through development of voter education curriculum to implement in the social studies department of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD).