We invest in public education
The Redwood City Education Foundation's programming funding decisions are guided by the Theory of Change, using its principles as a rubric for determining how to distribute funds. Primarily, RCEF will invest in improving math and reading scores, bolstering SEL/mental health outcomes, engaging students in the school environment, and advocacy efforts.
Measuring Healthy Outcomes
Funneling much-needed resources to under-served schools will improve learning environments, leading to highly engaged students who have developed critical social-emotional skills and increased their overall academic performance. This, in turn, will better prepare students for a successful start to high school. We will look at a reduction in the number of RCSD students enrolled in ninth-grade remedial classes as a key indicator of success.
Improving math and reading scores
Bolstering social-emotional learning & mental health outcomes
Increased student engagement and adult-to-student ratio
2020 - 2021 Achievements
YEARS OF SERVICE
FUNDS RAISED IN 2021
2019 - 2021 Achievements
$450,000 raised to help RCSD families with basic necessities and rent during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 full-time counselor contracted through One Life Counseling to support our Garfield, Hoover, and Taft Schools.
Mental Health Support
During the pandemic, RCEF raised $170,000 raised for wifi access and school supplies for our underserved schools.
Back to School
200+ volunteers empowered to organize and campaign for a city-wide parcel tax supporting all RCSD students.
Education Equity Advocacy
Where We Help
We are changing lives in three schools in Redwood City's bayside community.
Community schools like Hoover, Garfield, and Taft promote student success by focusing on the broad community context in which education and learning happen. The fundamental belief guiding this approach is a conviction that schools, families, and communities can work together for their common good. Community schools draw from several disciplines such as education and youth development.
You and your support give a deserving child.
Finance & Accountability
Read about the foundation, learn about our support. Please download for details.
Our Annual Report contains more information about our organization and programs.
2019 Financial Audit
Check out our profile on Guidestar, the nation's leading source of information about nonprofit organizations.
What Our Community Members Say
" The Redwood City Education Foundation’s early actions to provide Emergency Rental Assistance for families experiencing loss of income due to COVID19 was critical for our community – resulting in early outreach and promotion to families in need and additional investment from our broader community to address housing and food security in light of the COVID19 Pandemic Crisis.”
- Teri Chin, Human Services Manager
Fair Oaks Community Center