At CRA we try to limit fundraising activities to just three initiatives per year. This helps us keep the scholars focused on learning, and we don’t need to constantly ask our parent community for financial support. The Annual Giving program is your opportunity as a member of our parent and/or grandparent community to help support our incredible school. The funds go to help us cover the extra expenses we incur annually as a public charter school, and your donation can be made in one lump sum or spread out over the course of the school year.
Community Roots Academy is a public charter school, and that means that while we do receive public funding, we also incur extra costs that add up to $534,000 per year. Those costs include our location lease as well as our janitorial contract and lunch services. These are both costs that must be covered out-of-pocket for us, and have soared this year to the highest amount yet!
It is our goal to cover as much of these costs as possible through the generous support of our CRA families. It’s only possible with your help!
The Annual Giving program is always voluntary and you are not required to donate. However if you would like to donate, we recommended a minimum donation of $1008 per family for the year. This amount means that if every family makes the minimum donation, we will cover our extra expenses completely! You can make a one time, lump sum payment or spread your donation out over the school year.
$534,000(annual expenses), Divided by 529 CRA families = $1008 recommended giving amount per family.
Of course we are grateful to receive a donation of any amount! Our goal for the 2023/2024 school year is for 100% participation in Annual Giving! This means even the smallest donation counts!
We offer a variety of giving options, including equal payments throughout the school year. Click below to choose your preferred support option: