Our Impact

Every Fall, SchoolsRule funds are distributed on a per-student basis to each individual school district’s foundation, who work in conjunction with their district to determine the best use for their funds within the four defined program areas: literacy, the arts, technology and health. Year over year, SchoolsRule funds represent the largest single contribution for most of the foundations.  And SchoolsRule funds represent more than 50% of the operational budget for those foundations who represent the largest and most vulnerable student populations including HeadsUp in San Rafael, School Fuel in Novato and the countywide Dedication to Special Education organization. Read the impact statements below to learn how our foundations and districts are using their SchoolsRule funds this school year!


Education Programs Funded By Your Donations

Our Impact: Use of Funds 2022-23

A donation to SchoolsRule supports student programs K-12:

Total Funds Distributed: $709,182


Bolinas-Stinson Union School District: $1,986

Bolinas-Stinson will use these funds to support special Raku projects, to purchase new books for the school library and to help students who cannot afford to purchase books during the annual book fair.

Kentfield School District – KIK:  $20,674

KIK will use the funds to support Experiential Learning programs and opportunities benefiting students in both schools.

Lagunitas School District – LEAP: $3,658

LEAP will use these funds to support the elementary visual arts and music program, the middle school arts and social-emotional learning program and Spanish class for all students.

Larkspur-Corte Madera School District – SPARK: $26,973

SPARK will use these funds for English language learner and literacy support as well as materials and supplies for Music, Art, Literacy and Counseling programs.

Mill Valley School District - Kiddo!: $47,778

Kiddo will use these funds to support our middle school's expanded art and music classes and our district-wide musical instrument rental scholarship program.

Miller Creek Elementary School District – Can Do! Education Foundation: $35,776

Can Do will utilize these funds to fund the middle school wellness center counselor and supplies.

Nicasio School District – Nicasio School Foundation: $768

Nicasio will use these funds to support ongoing upgrades to the school library catalog, including new popular titles, bilingual books, books with equity/inclusion themes and books that align with the school-wide social-emotional curriculum.

Novato Unified School District - School Fuel: $149,882

School Fuel will use these funds to support library materials at all 12 Novato schools, visual and performing arts enrichment, literacy and tutoring support, mental and physical health programs, STEAM opportunities, and support of the AVID program which helps to increase academic success for middle and high school students who are hoping to become the first generation in their families to attend college.

Novato Charter School - $5,233

Novato Charter School Foundation will use these funds to support K-8 Specialty Programs at Novato Charter School including Music, Handwork, Movement, Organic Gardening, and Spanish.

Reed School District – The Foundation for Reed Schools: $20,145

Reed will use this money to support middle school STEM curriculum including a competitive coding and engineering club.

Ross Valley District–Ross School Foundation: $7,189

Ross School will use these funds for a newly enhanced K-8 service learning program which will help improve community through the combined partnership of students, teachers, and the community in a real-life, meaningful way.

Ross Valley School District–YES: $34,831

YES will use these funds to support the theater program and to purchase art and music supplies.

Ross Valley Charter School: $4,360

Ross Valley Charter School will use these funds to support literacy programs, build classroom libraries, and purchase materials for the art program.

Rural School Districts & MCOE – Laguna Joint, Marin Community School, Oracle Independent Study, Phoenix Academy: $2,197

Funds will be used to support arts and technology programs.

San Rafael City Schools – HeadsUp: $152,011

HeadsUp will use these funds to support arts enrichment at the elementary schools, after school enrichment at the middle schools, and college/career counseling at the high schools as well as support for the new Wellness Centers at both San Rafael High and Terra Linda High.

Sausalito Marin City School District-RiseUp! 94965 Foundation: $8,551:

Rise Up! 94965 Foundation will be using the funds in various areas within STREAM: Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Math.

Shoreline Unified School District: $10,621

Shoreline will use these funds to support district-wide literacy efforts including enhancements to the classroom libraries to provide more books to reflect the diversity of the student population.

Tamaplais Union High School District

  • AWHS Falcon Foundation: $25,370: AWHS will use these funds to continue to fund the operating budget for the Wellness Center, purchase new instruments for the music department, and purchase supplies for ceramics classes.
  • Redwood High School Foundation, $38,666: Redwood will use these funds to address equity initiatives including providing access to college applications and ACT/SAT testing and support for our AVID, SLAM, Diversity Plus and Peer Resource Program.
  • Tam High Foundation, $32,683: Tam High Foundation will use these funds to provide additional support for the on-campus Wellness services available to all students including funding for Wellness Interns and therapeutic counselling services.
  • Tamiscal and San Andreas, $3,841: Funds will be used to support both students and staff in equity-based professional development, support for low-income or disengaged students, flexible furniture, and curricular materials and supplies (KS).

Dedication to Special Education (DSE): $75,989

DSE will use these funds to continue to support Assistive Technology programs directed toward literacy support for students, teacher grants that focus on the arts, literacy, health and technology in special education classrooms, as well multiple inclusion programs designed to increase the knowledge, understanding and perspectives on the value and application of inclusion of students with disabilities.


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