- Received and administered several grants from Amgen and the Amgen Foundation, totalling in excess of $285,000, for hands-on science instruction, teacher-training, and collaboration
- Co-sponsor the annual All District Music Festival at the Kavli Theatre. The annual event engages over 5000 student musicians.
- Provide the WASC accredited GetAhead Program, with both traditional and online course offerings for greater student flexibility.
- Facilitated the donation for the Carpenter Family Theatre at Westlake High School, the Sage Library at Newbury Park, and the Julie P. Power Library at Westlake Hills Elementary.
- Provide teacher grants to directly support enriching, engaing classroom activities throughout the District.
- Provide a successful early intervention program, Hop Into Kindergarten, for incoming kindergarteners at Conejo Elementary, funded by an anonymous donor.
- Award annual grants to the Newbury Park IB Program funded by SAGE Publications.
- Awarded 12 Outdoor School Scholarships funded by the Santa Monica Mountain Trails Council.
- Help private family foundations give to significant and site-specific programs within the CVUSD.
- Partnered with the Kenrose Kitchen Table Foundation to enhance the Parents Making A Difference Program.
- Awarded grants to all CVUSD schools for site needed improvements and programs.
- Began an Endowment Fund, thanks to the pacesetting gift by the Kenrose Kitchen Table Foundation, in memory of Julie P. Power, and the generosity of Robert and Renee Nunn, with support from an anonymous donor.
The Schools Foundation works in three primary ways to help the community and school district develop and implement strategies to support all students learning at high levels:
Investing in teachers: Supporting excellent teaching and providing the resources to support ideas and successful academics to create great schools for all children.
Building civic and political will: Leading the charge for public funding for an accountable, first-rate school system.
Mobilizing the community: Marshaling the talent and resources of parents, citizens, and businesses throughout the city to strengthen every school in every neighborhood.
The bottom line is reason to believe that a community, working together, can make a real difference in the lives of 22,500 school children and the future of a great city.