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It is our ongoing goal to encourage wide and generous community ownership and investment in CDS. Like other non-profit schools, CDS relies on donations as well as tuition to fund classroom programs, support sliding scale tuition and upgrade our historic campus. Tuition does not cover the full cost of educating a child, and fundraising is essential to keep CDS and its programs and people strong. We ask all families, friends, staff, and faculty to make a meaningful financial contribution to CDS. For each fundraising initiative, every donation counts.

The CDS community is very generous, and our goal is 100% parent participation every year for each initiative. We encourage families to make CDS their top philanthropic priority. We sincerely appreciate each gift and the spirit that such generosity fosters in our community.

The three initiatives for which CDS raises money are:

  • The Annual Fund - Annual Fund donations provide vital resources needed to keep our core programs running, such as community-based learning and the farm and garden. Donate now to the Annual Fund!
  • Spring Fundraiser - Our annual celebration benefiting our sliding scale tuition program.
  • Capital Campaign - Periodic capital campaigns fund major facilities additions or enhancements to our historic campus.

We welcome any questions and would be happy to provide you with additional information. To see all the ways that you can give, click here. Please feel free to contact Jeanna Yoo, Director of Advancement, at (415) 861-5432 x323 or

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