The Davis Schools Foundation was formed in 2004 by a group of community members who shared a commitment to maintaining and improving the excellence of programs in Davis schools. The founding members crafted a “Dollar-a-Day” concept for raising funds, urging supporters to contribute the equivalent of $1 a day for a year, or $365, to make sure that our children continued to receive an excellent public school education.

Since 2005, we have raised and granted $3.7 million to the Davis Joint Unified School District.  In 2008 and again in 2010, our spring “Dollar-a-Day” campaigns raised over 3.7 million dollars. In the Fall of 2011, we raised an additional $125,000. These grants bolstered the district’s operating budget for the following school years. The grants allowed the district to maintain key K-12 programs at all school sites in the District that otherwise would have been lost.

Some of the programs and positions we have funded include core educational programs (math, science, English), music instruction, vice principals, counselors, Library support and the high school career center. See the list of the annual grants.