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About Us

About the CFSD Foundation

Founded in 1983, the Catalina Foothills School District Foundation is an independent, 501c3, non-profit organization which provides support to the Catalina Foothills Unified School District 16. Until 1998, the Foundation focused on teacher-initiated projects in the classroom, such as library books, math materials, telescopes, drama, and fine arts equipment. Since 1998, the Foundation has focused on raising critical resources for teaching positions and other academic programs.

The Foundation partners with school administration, and school-based Faculty and Family Organizations, to sustain excellence in public education. Donors include parents, community residents, and local businesses.


Catalina Foothills School District (CFSD) Foundation raises supplemental funds to attract, develop and retain excellent teachers throughout the district.


Our vision is that CFSD schools will have the resources they need through both public and private funding to provide world-class educational opportunities to our students. We seek the involvement of all District families, residents and businesses in giving of their time, talent and financial support to make this vision a reality.

Guiding Principles

  • The entire community benefits from public education

  • Our tax dollars alone provide insufficient funding for a great public school district.

  • Supporting a great public school district requires participation from the entire community.

  • A great public school education isn’t free.


  • Communication: Create a consistent and compelling fundraising message that is delivered through diverse strategies to a community-wide audience.

  • Fundraising: Promote a culture of giving that provides annual, sustained support from all District residents.

  • Outreach: Increase volunteer participation and better utilize our volunteers’ strengths.

  • Fiscal Responsibility: Ensure the foundation’s financial strength and stability through effective management of its assets.

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