CSF has increased its total returned to the schools by 460% since June 2004.

What We Do

During the CSF fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th), funds are raised through donor annual giving campaigns, foundation grants, and two major benefit events: the fall Benefit Auction and spring Telethon.

In addition, during the school year, funds are returned through specific projects, annual fund-a-need at the Benefit Auction, private donor scholarships for graduating seniors, and designated donations. At the end of the school/fiscal year, the balance is divided equitably among the school sites through Program Funding Grants.

Since the Foundation was incorporated in 1982, over $8 million dollars have been returned. As the CSF donor funding has increased significantly since 2004, CUSD test scores have also increased. Since the Local Control Funding formula was enacted by the California State legistlature, in 2013, Coronado Unified School District now receives $1200 less per child than San Diego Unified. This is simply due to our demographics. CSF’s donations to the schools have increased by more than 460% over the last decade, thanks to the generousity of donors. 

2016-17 Program Funding - Great Schools. Great Kids.

Each year, the CSF Board of Directors provides Program Funding Guidelines to Coronado Unified for each campus’ leadership team to follow each spring when developing their site’s Program Funding Grant Request for approval by the CUSD Senior Director of Learning and Director of Technology.  Once approved, these proposals are submitted to the CSF Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors for review and a formal presentation is made to the Board.  

For the 2016-17 school year, CSF returned $680,000 to our public schools as follows*: 

Silver Strand Elementary - $117,049

Silver Strand Stats


 View detailed proposal and funding breakdown HERE.

  • Library Technician
  • Science & Lab Teacher 
  • Technology Resource Teacher
  • Academic Support & Enrichment Teachers
  • Visual & Performing Arts Teacher
  • Band Teacher
  • Preschool Materials

Village Elementary - $175,083

Village Elementary Stats


  View detailed proposal and funding breakdown HERE.

  • Science/Engineering Teacher
  • Band Program
  • Technology Resource Teacher
  • Visual & Performing Arts Teacher
  • Academic Reading Intervention Teacher


Coronado Middle School - $174,184

Coronado Middle School Stats

  View detailed proposal and funding breakdown HERE.

  • KCMS Teacher
  • Technology (Digital Media) Teacher
  • Science Lab Experment Kits 
  • Performing Arts Teacher
  • Technology Resource Teachers
  • Engineering Pathway Teacher 
  • Advanced Art Materials 
  • Tech Squad Teacher
  • Other 


Coronado High School – $246,858

Coronado High School Stats

  View detailed proposal and funding breakdown HERE

  • Science/Engineering Teacher 
  • Technology Resource Teacher
  • AP Physics Teacher
  • Band Teacher
  • Visual Arts Teacher  
  • Math and Science Enrichment
  • Other

*Please note this does not include funds returned during the school year for special projects, scholarships, Telethon support, and designated donations.  

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