How we raise money

Each year, the Cunha PTO raises about $50,000 for educational materials, professional development, student experiences, and activities that promote positive behavior. 

The majority of funds are raised through the Annual Giving Drive at the beginning of the school year, through participation in the Coastside Gives program in May, and from individual donations and business sponsorships that are gladly accepted at any time throughout the year. All donations to the Cunha PTO are tax deductible. 

In 2019-2020, the PTO will help to fund the following programs at Cunha:

  • 6th Grade Outdoor Ed
  • 7th Grade Science Field Trip
  • 8th Grade Science Fair Awards
  • 8th Grade Graduation
  • Field trip transportation for AVID
  • Awards for: Outstanding Cub and Student of the Week & Month 
  • BrainPOP software
  • Challenge Day
  • Student dances
  • End of year academic awards
  • Equipment for lunchtime school spirit competitions
  • Librarian salary
  • Outstanding Cub Luncheon
  • Department stipends and classroom supply reimbursements
  • Teacher appreciation luncheons
  • Teacher workshops and conference registration fees
  • And more!

To donate to the general annual fund at any time, please use our PayPal link. The suggested donation per family is $250 per year (or whatever you can afford). You may also write a check payable to Cunha PTO and leave it with the office. Alternatively, you can also choose to support a specific Cunha department. 

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Cunha PTO is a 501(c)(3)

Tax ID: 71-0909516

Support our fundraising efforts through Coastside Gives on May 7, 2020

Make a donation to a specific academic department at Cunha through PayPal

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For more information about giving, please contact

See our 2019-2020 Budget