History and Vision

CAF’s MISSION

CAF works with parents, local businesses and community members to raise funds to support Carlmont High School and enrich the educational environment for all students beyond what is possible with public dollars by funding flexible, innovative and inclusive educational programs that will have broad based, substantial and lasting impact.

Students: the focus of our fundraising efforts

  CAF has granted $5M to Carlmont High School in support of student academics since our founding.

Founded in 2008, the Carlmont Academic Foundation (CAF) is a volunteer-led fundraising organization that helps bridge the gap between what is provided by state and local funding, and what our students need to be ready in the classroom and ready for life.  Initially, CAF provided support for ‘classroom supplies,’ which over time has grown to a $900k commitment to Carlmont to maintain small class sizes, provide innovative classes, support our teachers and prepare students for college and career.

Looking towards the future, in fall 2017 the CAF board developed a strategic plan through 2022.  Based on this plan, CAF’s goal is to increase the number of class sections funded to 25, hire 2 additional counselors (the first was hired in 2019!) and provide technical & maintenance support for chromebook expansion at Carlmont.  Click here to view CAF’s strategic plan.

    CAF is a California Section 501(c) (3) non-profit, public benefit, corporation. The federal tax ID number for the foundation (EIN) is 26-0325796. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

    Quick Facts

    CAF Support for Carlmont
    2019-20: $871,517
    2018-19: $788,599
    2017-18: $641,920
    2016-17: $521,500
    2015-16: $505,834
    2014-15: $431,500
    2013-14: $387,935
    2012-13: $264,371
    2011-12: $301,180
    2010-11: $100,000
    2009-10: $77,000
    2008-09: $36,000

    Number of Carlmont Students
    2019-20: 2,271
    2018-19: 2,211
    2017-18: 2,100
    2016-17: 2,152
    2015-16: 2,140
    2014-15: 2,188
    2013-14: 2,184
    2012-13: 2,138
    2011-12: 2,103

    Employer Matching Gifts
    2019-2020: $151,369
    2018-19: $124,532
    2017-18: $90,079
    2016-17: $62,534
    2015-16: $46,840
    2014-15: $45,000
    2013-14: $41,366
    2012-13: $34,648
    2011-12: $20,389