As a nonprofit preschool, Glenridge relies heavily on fundraising to keep tuition affordable and to help cover the costs of running our school. We take a community approach to fundraising, with all families required to pitch in and help meet our goals each year. Detailed fundraising requirements are distributed to families at the beginning of each school year.
Glenridge families fundraise throughout the year in a variety of ways—from participating in a scrip program to soliciting donations from families, friends, and alumni during our Annual Fund campaign each spring.
To contribute to our Annual Fund through a one-time donation or through regular monthly contributions (preferred), you can mail a check to the address below, or use PayPal (below) to donate instantly! Glenridge Cooperative Nursery School is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, ID #94-1731144, and gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
For family members, friends, alumni, and community members near and far that would like to support Glenridge, we gladly accept donations online, securely, through PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account – just a credit or debit card – to donate today. Donors receive an email receipt with their donation with the Glenridge Tax ID #.
To make a donation online, click on the "Donate" button below and you’ll be directed to Glenridge’s online donation page. You will receive an email receipt of your donation for tax purposes. Receiving gifts that you just don’t want or need? Encourage your friends and family to make a gift to Glenridge in your name.
Click on the "Donate" button below and you'll be directed to Glenridge's online donation page. Enter your desired Monthly Amount and check the "Make this a Monthly Donation" checkbox.
Mail a Check
Please make checks payable to Glenridge Cooperative Nursery School and mail to: Genridge Cooperative Nursery School, PO Box 31202, San Francisco, CA 94131. If applicable, please also note the name of the Glenridge student(s) with whom you are associated.
Double your Donation with Corporate Matching
Many employers will match your donation. Check with your company’s human resources department to see if they have a matching gifts program. If they do, please let us know at the time of your donation. If your employer offers a matching program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add them to our list.
The Glenridge Auction
The annual Glenridge Auction is our primary fundraiser — and widely considered one of the best school auctions in the city. This year’s auction will be fully online for the first year ever!
Gift certificates and tangible items will be available for bidding in a week long Online Silent Auction from November 4th - 11th. This will be followed by a Virtual Live Auction on the evening of Saturday November 14th.
Now, more than ever, we need the vital funds raised by our auction. Glenridge will be operating at a loss this year in order to continue to offer high-quality, low-cost preschool education. We’ve had to make many changes to our school to be able to stay open, with a fraction of our enrollment, while still paying all of our usual expenses. The money we raise at the auction will go directly to the school—helping us pay our wonderful teachers, purchase basic supplies and fund scholarships that ensure Glenridge remains accessible to all children, regardless of family income.
By supporting the auction, you will help Glenridge stay magical and keep the school running so that we can survive these uncertain times—directly supporting our efforts to inspire a love of nature and a love of learning in our small but mighty students. Every dollar makes a difference to our school, our children, and their foundation of early learning.
For more information, go to our 2020 Auction page.
What do we do with the funds raised?
Through the years, fundraising efforts have been creative and varied, and fundraising continues today to provide funds to supplement the low-cost tuition at Glenridge.
We use the funds raised in the following ways:
Compensation and Benefits
Our greatest expenses each year are health insurance, compensation, and other personnel benefits for our wonderful staff.
This includes such expenses as rent, insurance, utilities, maintenance, staff development, children's supplies and administrative expenses associated with the school.
Scholarships are available to subsidize tuition costs for eligible families, which are funded through the schools annual budget
Recent Annual Fund Investments
Each year, we use the funds raised through the Auction Fund-A-Need and Annual Fund to significantly invest in the school and it's infrastructure. In the previous few years, we've invested in the following improvements.
Refurbishment of the internal stairways and lower floors
Upstairs floor replacement