What We Have Done

The Grossmont High School Educational Foundation is a tax-exempt, charitable foundation, the only fundraising organization supporting the entire campus, able to accept large donations and grants. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and 100% of the money raised by the Foundation stays at Grossmont.

Each year we raise funds through our Annual Fund drive as well as host various fundraising events.
In past years, here is a sample of what we have funded:

 
  • New robes for the Red Robe Choir Some of these robes were the original red robes, dating back to WWII and were well worn and frayed. Starting with funds earned at the Foundation-sponsored Evening of the Arts Event, donations from school, district, and private sources were combined to provide new Red Robes for a beloved old tradition.
  • The professional costume for GUS, the GHS mascot While the beginnings of Grossmont’s mascot can be traced back to 1947, the original costume and many versions fell into disrepair. In 2011, the Foundation, GHS ASB, GHS Alumni Association, and the Museum combined resources to commission a permanent costume.
  • Musical equipment While the donation of 30 electric guitars from Taylor Guitars was appreciated, without amplifiers there could be no music. Through our teacher mini-grant program, entrepreneurial guitar teacher, Jeremy Cooke, received a completion grant so that the music could play on.
  • AP testing costs For the past several years, the Foundation has donated $800 annually to fund the fees for AP tests ($87 per test) for students who would not be able to have the opportunity to receive college credit upon passing the exam.
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