The ESUHSD Education Foundation supports the following programs at schools in our district. If you are interested in investing directly to one of the programs listed below, please indicate on your check or in the space provided on the credit card or PayPal option.
Over the past three years, the Foundation has awarded thousands of dollars in grants to East Side teachers in the critical learning areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).
In 2012, the Foundation supported: $6,600 in Central Coast Section dues ($600 per school); $7,200 in CCS Fall, Winter & Spring playoff fees; $24,140 in Fall, Winter & Spring service fees; and $2,000 in general athletic funds for each school ($1,000 each for boys and girls) for a total of $22,000. In 2015, the East Side Foundation Crab Feed was initiated to help raise funds for athletic teams, bands, clubs, and other student groups.
Every holiday season, the Foundation supports the McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Project, through which the District organizes a holiday celebration and provides homeless students with gifts.
The Foundation works with the Synopsys Outreach Foundation to support Sciencepalooza!, an annual science fair exclusively for students in East Side Union High School District. Approximately 1,000 students participate in the fair, held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Their science projects are judged by professionals from businesses, schools, and universities throughout Silicon Valley.
Support has been provided annually to the District’s Special Education Prom, Cesar Chávez and Martin Luther King Writing and Art Contests, and District Art Contest. A one-time allocation of funds was made to each school’s art department for supplies. In addition, the Foundation also supported field trips and debate teams.