Why A Community Appeal? The annual Ed! grant is completely dependent on a successful Community Annual Appeal. It alone raises close to $1 million of the $1.8 million that goes directly towards ESUSD’s academic budget. 100% of your donation to the Community Annual Appeal goes directly back into ESUSD.
Why a grant? ESUSD only receives about $8,500 per student from the State of California, while the average district in California receives around $9,900. The current curriculum El Segundo students receive today costs about $9,300. This leaves an $800 gap per student. Ed!’s ask this year of $700 per student helps bridge that gap.
What about the Federal COVID Grants? This year ESUSD did receive additional funding from the Federal Government; however, the funds are highly restricted to Covid mitigation, focusing on bringing our students back into the classroom and not core curriculum.
Any current matching opportunities? Yes! Chevron will match all $700+ donations until October 9th for a potential $75,000! Please also check with your company about donation matching. We also have a company matching tool below to help learn more about your company’s donation and matching programs.
Where does my donation go? Every year, ESUSD submits a request to the Ed! board for funding assistance with academic programs. Due to Ed!’s commitment to continuous support, Ed! is the only organization that can provide financial assistance towards the foundations of ESUSD. PTA and other organizations can fulfill one-time individual requests or supplies. Both serve an important, but very different need in our schools. To learn more, please visit Ed’s Grants page.
ESUSD is outstanding because of your support and students excel because of your commitment to invest in education. Together, we continue to sustain, maintain and enhance Our Schools and Our Community.