About WCEF K-12
The Walnut Creek Education Foundation K-12 (WCEF) was established in 1983 when drastic budget cuts in education at the state and federal levels threatened the quality of our public schools. WCEF steps in where state funding leaves off, preserving the world-class educational opportunities our kids deserve and need.
WCEF is led by a passionate Board of parent and community volunteers. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and our tax ID number is 94-2915151. A multilingual description of WCEF can be downloaded here. Our annual budget is developed collaboratively with the Walnut Creek School District and Las Lomas High School in the Acalanes Union High School District through a yearly prioritization process and in accordance with our funding guidelines. Our team consists of representatives from all of the schools in the Walnut Creek School District and Las Lomas High School. Nearly ninety percent of the funds we raise go directly to the schools we serve.
The Walnut Creek Education Foundation raises funds to preserve and enhance the education of each student in the Walnut Creek School District and Las Lomas High School in the Acalanes Union High School District through a broad-based community effort.
WCEF is recognized and respected in the community as a highly effective fundraising organization that:
Funding of programs within the Walnut Creek School District and Las Lomas High School is a collaborative process between WCEF, the districts and the schools. WCEF meets with leaders at the schools – and at the two school districts – to identify and prioritize funding needs. WCEF also seeks input from our parent community through donor surveys, board meetings and events. The WCEF board maintains responsibility for ensuring that funds are directed towards programs that advance the Foundation’s mission and may decline to fund those programs which do not meet these funding guidelines. Funding decisions are made on an annual basis for the following school year.