About New Haven
The New Haven Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the students and schools of the New Haven Unified School District. Our mission is to reach out to parents, businesses, District employees, elected officials, and other members of the New Haven community to raise money for scholarships, classroom grants, and enrichment activities. Our goal is to help develop and empower every student to be productive, responsible, and successful. We light the way for the leaders of tomorrow.
NHSF was founded in 1981 and incorporated as an independent nonprofit in 2007. We are governed by an active board of directors, and operations are managed by our executive director. We call on our advisory board for strategic ideas and guidance.
In 2021, the Foundation’s Pathways to Success program awarded a record-setting $182,550 in scholarships for our students. This brings the total of scholarship funding since our incorporation in 2007 to over $1.38 million! We funded projects for classrooms and after-school activities to the tune of $33,000 this year, for a cumulative total of $148,000 since 2015.
Every dollar of support we receive stays right here in our local school district, serving children and youth living in Union City and parts of Hayward.
Serving schools in the New Haven Unified School District since 1981.
The New Haven Schools Foundation was established in 1981 to provide an additional source of funding for extracurricular programs in the New Haven Unified School District. In its early years, the Foundation provided much of the initial funding for a cutting-edge technology program that made New Haven a model for California school districts.
Following the vision of then-superintendent Guy Emanuele (pictured), the Foundation launched a scholarship program in its first year that continues today. Seed money from the Foundation helped start James Logan High School’s nationally recognized Forensics program and the school’s championship marching band, and the Foundation also contributed to Logan’s top-ranked athletic teams.
You Can Make an ImpactOur children are our future, and education is critical to their success.
Anyone can help. Whether you are corporation or an individual, there are many ways to support the New Haven Schools Foundation.
Supporting New Haven schools and students since 1981. Nonprofit since 2007.
Project Requests Funded
Grants Awarded Since 2015
$1,575,000 in scholarships awarded since 2007 to help New Haven students attend college!
Since becoming an independent nonprofit in 2007, NHSF has awarded over a million dollars to provide scholarships for New Haven students. Our scholarship program was launched in 1981, but becoming a nonprofit clearly enabled us to help more students achieve higher education.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the New Haven Schools Foundation?
What schools does New Haven Schools Foundation serve?
Who are the New Haven Schools Foundation Board and its volunteers?
The all-volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Board consist of parents, school district, civic, community, and business leaders. New Haven Schools Foundation is led by a part-time. In addition the Board is supported by individuals who volunteer for events and projects.
Why do we need an education foundation?
The purpose of our education foundation is to:
- Provide financial support for the public schools of New Haven Unified School whenever, in the judgment of the Board, funding from public sources is inadequate to provide and maintain consistently high quality educational and school activity opportunities for children of the community.
- To act on behalf of the community as an agent for scholarship funding for students of the New Haven Unified School District.
- To provide funding for programs normally provided by the District for which public funding is for any reasons inadequate or unavailable.
- Provide partnerships between the business and the broader community within New Haven School District.