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About CUSD Foundation

Committed to our community

The mission of the CUSD Foundation is to raise money by developing partnerships with businesses and the community to enhance the quality of education for every student in the Capistrano Unified School District.

Founded in 1992, our non-profit organization has raised over $2,000,000 for students, teachers and schools over the last decade, providing much needed resources to enrich student-learning experiences that fall outside the district’s budgetary reach. Our volunteer-based, non-profit educational partnership raises funds through a variety of programs and events.


Spring 2015 CUSD Foundation Update

by Larned B. Fowler, President 

The CUSD Foundation is your foundation and we are working daily with community partners to invest in educational opportunities for students and teachers that support the current state standards. The CUSD Foundation believes investing in the students, teachers and programs is the shared responsibility of local business and community partnerships. Together we enhance the educational experience of CUSD students to help the next generation of Americans be as competitive and knowledgeable in our ever changing world.  

One example of this shared responsibility is creating a partnership with the Angels Foundation to launch a STEM program in the district called the SCIENCE OF BASEBALL. The first teacher training was held at Angel Stadium on February 28 with 25 math, physical education and science teachers. Those teachers received training in 10 interactive lesson plans, complete STEM kit for the lessons along with a special tour of the stadium. Today, those lessons are being taught inside the classroom. These types of partnerships evidence the CUSD Foundation’s commitment to the 53,000 students, parents and teachers in CUSD. 

In addition, our board of directors grows with dedicated professionals who bring their skill sets to strengthen the foundation. Teacher grants and various booster club requests continue to be fulfilled monthly to fund the needed efforts in the classroom as well by all the great clubs within their individual schools. The foundation is able to grow these partnerships because of the business partnerships we have formed with special thanks to the following: Cox Communication, Edison International, The Toll Roads, Ranch Mission Viejo Company, So Cal Gas Company, Chevron and so many others. THANK YOU.

We invite you to contact the foundation if you have questions on what we do. If you have a request within your school or club, please reach out to us.  Together we can move forward in making CUSD the best district in the nation. 

By the Numbers

Founded in 1965, Capistrano Unified encompasses 195 square miles in seven cities and a portion of the unincorporated area of Orange County. With 63 campuses, it is the largest employer in south Orange County. The District includes all or part of the cities of San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita, and the communities of Las Flores, Coto de Caza, Dove Canyon, Ladera Ranch, and Wagon Wheel

Elementary Schools 35
K-8 Schools  2
Middle Schools 10
Comprehensive High Schools  6
Alternative Education High School  1
Adult School  1
Exceptional Needs Facilities  2
Independent Study High School  1
Charter Schools  5

Elementary 23,889
Middle 12,781
High Schools 17,115
Total: 53,785


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