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FAQs

What is the CCLF?

The Coyote Creek Learning Fund (CCLF) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation operating in affiliation with the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation.  Therefore, all contributions to CCLF are tax deductible.  CCLF is run by a Board of Directors that includes the Coyote Creek Principal, a  representative from each of the following groups:  teacher, staff, PTA and Site Council, and six elected parents/guardians of school children.  CCLF's design, governance structure, and its mission ensure that CCLF will always be responsive to the needs of Coyote Creek School and allows for a broad spectrum of fund raising activities.

CCLF is an ALL VOLUNTEER group which means your donated resources are directly invested in the School!!

What is CCLF's mission?

CCLF's mission is to "maintain and enhance the quality of education and environment of Coyote Creek School."   CCLF's goal is to maximize  the benefit of contributions from parents, the community, and corporations to sustain and improve the outstanding achievement of all students at Coyote Creek!

Approximately 50% of our annual funding comes from the Spring Auction, eScrip and Corporate Matching Funds. The remainder comes from generous contributions from parents during the Registration Drive each year.

Funding Facts:

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District receives the second lowest funding for students in the state ($4,891) compared to, for example, Dublin ($5,909), Pleasanton ($5,597) and Berkeley ($5,215).  In addition, spending on California school districts is well-below the National Average.

How can I find out about Matching Funds?

Increase the power of your contributions with matching funds from your company. Many companies and employers have a matching gift fund program that will match your charitable contributions to CCLF dollar for dollar (up to a predefined amount). Please contact your company's gift fund program coordinator or HR Director to determine the parameters, timelines and procedures around your company's matching fund program. Please contact our Matching Funds coordinator for any questions or assistance (on the CCLF Board page).  Thank you!

Where Does CCLF Spend its Money?

CCLF continues to fund reading and writing programs (The New York Reading and Writing Project) that are only provided at Coyote Creek School . Our school site has been a mentor for other District school sites in these programs.

Your donations will continue to allow Coyote Creek to raise curriculum levels being offered and support the educational enhancements that have led Coyote Creek School to be recognized as a California Distinguished School .

Your donations will fund the following activities:

  • A Library Coordinator
  • A Computer Instructor
  • 40 hours per week for support teacher
  • An Office Assistant
  • Health Clerk
  • Art Instructor
  • Kinder Music
  • Reading support and para-educators
  • Math support para-educators
  • Combination class para-educators
  • A full-time P.E. instruction with para-educator support
  • Replacement and maintenance of computers in the computer lab
  • Purchase media software support
  • Software support for media center
  • Xerox lease
  • Technology