2020 Resilience Fund

2020 Resilience Fund


Investing in Gateway's Students and Teachers

Things look a little different right now, but we’re still Gateway. No matter the circumstance, our commitment to our 800 students and 100 educators is unwavering.

In order to do this, we need to raise $250,000 by June 30 to ensure our operations now.

                                                  Give to the Resilience Fund

To make a commitment offline, please email Marianne Fives, Senior Development Manager, at mfives@gatewaypublicschools.org. We can provide you with any additional giving information you may need. 

Looking Ahead

Based on state updates, historical data and contact from institutional funders, we know Gateway will be financially impacted by the current and future economy:

  • San Francisco’s Prop J – funds for teacher salaries – does not currently include clear information on what support public charter schools will receive. This replaces the 2018 Prop G for teacher salaries, eliminating $340,000 in certain funds for Gateway. 
  • Nonprofits saw a 20% decrease in fundraising 6-9 months after the 2008 recession due to the long-term economic impact on donors. This crisis will be similar or possibly worse.
  • State taxes fund public schools and payments are currently deferred to July. In turn, public school funding will not be determined until early winter, after our operating budget is set and school starts.
teacher and student

Our Students

We are providing the academic and social emotional supports necessary in this time of crisis:

students studying
  • Tech distribution days to ensure every student has a laptop and access to internet
  • Adaptive technologies and 1:1 support for students with learning differences
  • Increased mental health counseling services including a new phone line
  • Case management to identify the immediate critical needs of Gateway families

Our Teachers

We are continuing our commitment to supporting teachers in uncertain times:

  • No layoffs or reductions in current salaries or benefits of our educators
  • Coaching as teachers pivot their curriculum and learn new skills and technologies
  • Professional development to maximize effectiveness of distance learning plans with an eye on personalization and equity
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Your Gift

Your gift to the Resilience Fund can be made online by clicking the button below or you can mail checks to Gateway at 1430 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, Attn: Development. We continue to check the mail once a week and make deposits when possible.

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Investing in Gateway Now

While our campuses are closed, our Development Team is still working to support our schools and to answer any questions you may have related to making contributions to Gateway:

Marianne Fives, Senior Development Manager

Gateway Public Schools is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Tax ID: 94-3278357.