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The Three Pillars of Fundraising

The Three Pillars of Fundraising

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Fundraising at Grattan

Why We Raise Funds

Grattan wouldn’t be the incredible public school that it is without our PTA resources. Fundraising dollars support serious garden exploration, turn fifth graders into coastal ecology experts, and make the library a peaceful oasis for many throughout the school day. But most important of all are the educators whose roles are made possible with funds from the PTA’s budget:

  • An extra full-time teacher to reduce class size in the 4th and 5th grades
  • Mr. Philip, our Technology Coordinator
  • Ms. Rebecca, our Garden Coordinator
  • Ms. Doris the Storyteller
  • Mr. Elijah, our Gross Motor Consultant
  • Ms. Mary, our Literacy Support Specialist

To reach our fundraising goal, and thus maintain the quality and depth of the programs at our school, we hope for support from our entire school community. For more background about the PTA budget and fundraising, check out our FAQs article.

How We Raise Funds

Fundraising at Grattan takes place through three initiatives:

  • The Annual Campaign, which kicks off in October, is our main fundraiser. We typically aim to raise over $250,000 each year through direct donations from Grattan families, friends, and corporate matching gifts. Every gift makes a difference!

  • Special events are the source of about 10% of the PTA fundraising goal. In additional to our participation in the Cole Valley Fair, our annual Spring Fun Run is a successful fundraiser that highlights community, fun and fitness. And our Count Me In! Parties (CMIs) are a fun way to build community and raise funds at the same time!

  • Our Shop & Earn program is an easy way to bring extra money Grattan's way. Pick one (or more) of these easy strategies, and make it a habit! Then spread the word—grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles and family friends can easily earn funds for us at no cost to them.

  • Support Grattan whenever you shop at! Even family and friends can earn money for Grattan when they shop. Follow this link, bookmark the page, and use it every time you shop at Amazon. Grattan will receive anywhere from 4% to 10% of the value of your purchases.

  • Join the Basementeers Program at Sports Basement and designate Grattan as your charity of choice. You'll get 10% off your purchases and Grattan PTA will get 10% back!

  • Sign up for eScrip, and participating merchants will make contributions to the Grattan PTA. You can register your existing debit and credit cards, as well as your grocery loyalty cards, and merchants will contribute whenever you use those cards. Or you can simply shop at any of the online retailers who use eScrip—from JCPenney and Macy's to Travelocity and Expedia—even eBay!

  • Mention Grattan when you shop at local merchants Cole Hardware and the Booksmith.

Tax-deductible donations can be made any time.

Simply send a check made out to "Grattan PTA" to 165 Grattan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117.

You can also drop cash or a check in the black box on the wall of the front office.

Or head over to our Make a Donation page right now!

Our Tax ID is 94-2967138.

2015-2016 Grattan PTA Budget

(just over $295,000)

2015-2016 Grattan PTA Projected Revenues

2015-2016 Grattan PTA Projected Revenues